Will he get his tail back by Dec. 4th?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by L&Schickens, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I am finally seeing some feathers come back in on the tail of my Cream Brabanter Roo. He is only 4 1/2 months old, but I would like him to have a tail before we take him to a show in December. I am not taking him to place, just to exihibit with a hen or two.
    So how long does it take a feather to grow?

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  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I think its six to twelve weeks if I am not mistaken... also depends on what you're feeding him. I'd start feeding a Game Bird chow at 20%.
     
  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Sometimes they don't take off for no tail feathers. especially if molting!
     
  4. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    He didn't molt, he was "Hen Pecked".[​IMG]
    I have just started them on game bird chow, as I am out of my regular feed. Maybe that will help.
    Thanks!!
     

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