Twisted feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Huntress78, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Huntress78

    Huntress78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 10 week old Lt Brahma cockerel that's had one twisted feather on his right wing for weeks. Now he has one on the left wing also. The whole flock is molting but none of the others have this. Is it an injury, deficiency or genetics? I'd like to keep him as he's a great protector for the flock but if it's a genetic defect he might have to go.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sometimes protein levels can change feathers...or if he is hitting his wings on something consistently on something. I say pluck um and see if the grow back that way again...hehe
     
  3. Huntress78

    Huntress78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. What do you mean by 'protein levels'? Too high? Too low?
    I don't know what he could be hitting his wings on that the others don't...there are 27 birds in this flock and the rest are fine. I'm really stumped as to what it could be.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Since it is just two feathers on equal sides... I think it was just a fluke in their growth. I'd pull those and see if the grow back in the same. Often too high of protein levels can cause feathers to curl.
     
  5. Huntress78

    Huntress78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK Thank you.
     

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