Worried about my BO!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dancindirt, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. dancindirt

    dancindirt New Egg

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    I'm hoping it's nothing, BUT! So I got these 6 horny hens as I like to call'em. Beautinful Buff's, there right at 18 weeks and for mabey a month now I've noticed on about 3 of them, their tail feathers are black? Just the tips, not black black but not buff at all. It started out spotty, again, just at the tip(the last 2-3 inches of the tail feather). If I didn't know what I was looking at I would say it resembled mold as some mold starts out spotty, but I'm thinking it can't be mold. Is it normal? They free range and seem happy as can be. I've been a chicken owner for all of 18 weeks so I'm just trying not to neglect them. If anyone has any input I would grately appreciate it. Have fun out there!
     
  2. birdface

    birdface Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine has the same thing, i dont think it anything to worry about.
     
  3. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 7 18wk old BO pullets and all have varying amounts of dark grey to black on some of their tail feathers. Most are just tips.
     
  4. dancindirt

    dancindirt New Egg

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    Thanx guys, this is why I love this site. Have fun out there!
     

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