My best phoenix roo had an encounter with a lab puppy that chomped on his tail feathers. Fortunately, my overly aggressive lakenvelder rooster came to the rescue with a few swift kicks to its backside. The pup didn't pull any feathers out, but broke them off near the main tail feathers. I would like to pull the sickles out so he can grow them back, but don't want to aggravate him anymore as of now. Any suggestions?
Mark, I pulled the feathers out a few weeks ago and I think it was a mistake, he is in love with me now! LOL. He follows me around the yard and offers me "treats" he finds, I pick them up just to humor him. He has gotten to be quite a character. I also gave a few extra "phoenix" cockerels to my neighbor. He thought they were picking each other because they all had bald spots on their back, I figure they are homozygous for slow feathering- is this a common occurrence for you?
Post by aldridgereds on Dec 7, 2006 19:26:18 GMT -5
it is good to pull feathers when needed they grow back new and clean.here is something helpful for your phoenixs.when the roos start to mature pull out there main sickles do this once in there life leave the mains.it makes their sickles longer and stronger this method is commonly used on onagadoris.