Hi all, My 3 year old hen has pulled most of her tail feathers out. Haven't changed her food or surroundings for the past 3 years. She is an inside bird and so very chatty, no changes here. Any idea what the issue could before I start panicking
Birds can release their tail feathers, and will often "drop" their tail if it gets pulled. This helps wild birds escape from a predator that has grabbed them by the tail. She may have dropped the tailfeathers if something happened that made her feel like the tail was being pulled. If she had a night fright, she might have been panicked enough to drop the feathers without anything pulling on them. It'll take about a month for the feathers to grow back.