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So my older bird had this weird thing sticking out of her wing and it is super hard and I was so scared it was a bone sticking out. But it fell out and i'm pretty sure it's just a mutant feather. Anyone know why this would happen?
 

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Sometimes the follicle can get damaged before the feather has had a chance to develop normally and this can cause feathers to grow in a deformed way. Has your 'tiel knocked her wing or perhaps had a night fright lately?
 
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