Tail feathers not coming in

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jpoe001, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. jpoe001

    jpoe001 New Egg

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    I have a 9 month old Buff hen whose tail feathers have not grown in. I've never seen this before. Perhaps she is just slow to develop? Her behavior and laying is normal. Could this be due to stress from the rooster? Any thoughts?

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You know, I actually have a rooster with a similar tail. I'm wondering if it's simply genetics that are the cause.
     
  3. HodgesHappyHens

    HodgesHappyHens New Egg

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    A couple of my 20 month old Buff's have shorter tails now too. I noticed this after a molt, like they just didn't come back in full this time. Maybe its normal behavior for them? Anyone......
     

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