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What is this? Ingrown feather?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by StephensonC, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this an ingrown feather? The black curly thing. It's hard and feels like a bread tie, but it won't bend. She is 2 weeks old, and it has been growing since she hatched. How do I proceed in treating it?

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It might just be a dirty feather. Sometimes they'll get some kind of ick on them and they look kind of wonky. I would try washing it and see if it goes back to normal. If it doesn't, I'd pull it out and wait for a new, fresh feather to take its place. Good luck :)
     

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