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Weird Feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sariea, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. sariea

    sariea Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my Rhode Island Reds has some weird wing feathers. She's about 2 years old and as far as I know she hasn't molted. If she has, it wasn't noticeable. Some of the feathers on the outside edge of her one wing look horrible. The feathers look really worn. Some of the feathers are only the shafts. Anything I can do? Or do I just let it be?
     

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  2. jjchickmom

    jjchickmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe she is getting ready to molt or just shedding a few feathers. What a beauty. I hope my red is as cute as she is.
     
  3. RoostersAreAwesome

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    It looks like she is being bullied by another chicken.
     
  4. sariea

    sariea Out Of The Brooder

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    I would be extremely surprised if she was being picked on. I was finally able to catch her today so I could get a better picture of the feathers. The other wing is bad, too, but not this bad.
     

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  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Inspect the base of her feathers for signs of feather mites. Do a thread search so you'll know what you are looking for. Do you have a rooster?
     
  6. sariea

    sariea Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try to check tomorrow. She's a hard chicken to catch lol... No we don't have a rooster
     

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