Tailess Rhode Island Red hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rookie Raiser, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Rookie Raiser

    Rookie Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i went out to my chickens today to check how they were doing because we just gave away our rooster yesterday and i noticed one of the hens did not have any tail feathers?! i asked my father if he noticed and he said he has always noticed it, which means she has always been like that. here are pics of her:

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    she is about 10 months old. anyone know why she is like this??
     
  2. flo12345

    flo12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens always had this short stubby tail until she molted. As long as there isn't a bald patch showing that she's been picked on I wouldn't worry about. She looks like a perfectly healthy normal chicken.
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    I think her little stubby tail is cute ^_^
     
  3. HRChicks

    HRChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIRs do this too. They sometimes they grow back quickly, or slowly. I would not worry about it.
     

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