Tail feather growth?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my rooster came back from free ranging yesterday and last night he was missing all his tail feathers!! I checked him over no bite wounds or scratches so, I'm guessing he got caught by something but managed to escape... I was wondering when will his tail feathers grow back? He looks so weird without one, thanks!
     
  2. MohicanHase

    MohicanHase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should grow back. :) check him in a week for blood/pin feathers. They grow back surprisingly fast in most birds!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on checking him in a week for pin feathers. His tail feathers will grow back. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your rooster.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry about your rooster! Yes, sounds like something got his tail. It takes about 6 weeks or so to grow in feathers. If he has really long feathers on his tail, it may take 8 weeks. You should start to see pin feathers in about a week and they should grow pretty fast.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4, they will grow back in a couple of months, sounds like he was a lucky bird.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Lucky bird, escaped by his tail. Better to lose tail feathers than his life. Scary.[​IMG]
     

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