Does anybody know feathers?? Our big barneveldor hen 'Helanora' has lost her tail feathers - she (as well as the others) have all been mite powdered, and the coops been treated - all the others are fine , no pecking going on or rubbing , she just does not have her long tail feathers! And looks quite peculiar for it. She still eating as norm , drinking , and laying an egg a day as per usual - just mysteriously missing her tail feathers. Just wondering if anyone know why they might be missing all of a sudden? None of the others are missing any feathers. Is quite bizarre!
Dosent seem to bother her any , just we are going into rainy and wet winter and I worry about her having a bald spot and catching a chill. She's one of my best layers :(