Silkie hen still has "tubes" on her head feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by VetGirl77, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. VetGirl77

    VetGirl77 New Egg

    Nov 13, 2015
    I'm new to raising backyard chickens specifically Silkies. My Silkie hen is 5 months old and still has quill feathers on her head. When will those go away? I know not to touch them but just thought they should be gone about now. Is there anything I can do to speed up the process or just let them be? :)
  2. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2010
    HI! I don't know anything about silkies, but why can't you help them off? I have a Sicilian Butercup that always has trouble shedding her pins, I have always just kind of "scratched" them off. Don't know what else to say...

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