They plucked her...how long til feathers grow back?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Egg Rookie 2010, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well a couple of months ago the girls got tired of Miss Kitty (our coop madam) bullying them around. So they opened up a can of "act right" and plucked out all but 2 of her tail feathers. It looks ridiculous of course as they are on opposing sides...more like antenna or something. So she is now on the bottom of the pecking order, condemned to the far end of the roost with Annie Oklie who they treat like someones not very bright and annoying little sister. Everyone is getting along fine now it would appear. But how long til the tail feathers grow back?
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Plucked feathers start to grow back in immediately. If hers aren`t, then the others are still picking them. Best thing to do is seperate her until she grows them back. If that`s not possible, pet stores sell anti peck spray for birds. You can spray her bare areas a couple times a week while she`s on the roost at night to give the feathers a chance to grow............Pop
     
  3. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it takes some time... unfortunately your little girl is going to have her alien antennas for awhile... [​IMG]
     
  4. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm....Ill see if she will let me pick her up and look her behind over today...or I suppose I can wait til she is on the roost and use a flash light. My roo isnt particularly happy with us picking up his girlfriends...except Olivia of course because she ASKS to be picked up. Everyone else fusses.
     
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:He won`t object if you do it at night........Pop
     
  6. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's usually takes a few months for them to come in completely however the process starts immediately.
     

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