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Tail Feather Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hahnchen, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Hahnchen

    Hahnchen Hatching

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    Our chicken has a broken feather near her tail feathers. She does not appear to be molting. It looks like a stick with a pimple on the top of it. What do we do to treat this, if anything?
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    That is the oil gland. All the chickens have it. They use it to smear oil over their feathers as they preen. They rub the beak against it first.
     
  3. Hahnchen

    Hahnchen Hatching

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    Thanks! We were worried...
     

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