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

    Mar 16, 2013
    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:





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

    flo12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2013
    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.
    I think her little stubby tail is cute ^_^
  3. HRChicks

    HRChicks Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2012
    My RIRs do this too. They sometimes they grow back quickly, or slowly. I would not worry about it.

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