white brahma still has feathers on feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jjenard, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. jjenard

    jjenard New Egg

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    We live in a very cold climate, do I need to pluck them? They are 7 months old.
     
  2. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't exactly understand your question. Brahmas are supposed to have feathered feet. If anything, I would think they would help in a cold climate. Why do you need to pluck them?

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  3. bizzylizard

    bizzylizard Out Of The Brooder

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    No! Don't pluck them, why would you do that?!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    what is your reason for wanting to pluck them?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Why would you pluck them? The Brahma breed is supposed to have feathering on their legs. While it can harbor scaly leg mites, the feathering probably helps keep them warmer in the winter.
     
  6. jjenard

    jjenard New Egg

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    Honestly I didn't know they were supposed to have feathered legs, surely it will help keep them warmer. I thank everyone for responding. Here in our interior Alaskan winter anything will help.
     
  7. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    No problem! :) I'm sure she will thank you for letting her keep the footsie warmers. [​IMG]
     

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