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Older Hens and Feather development
I have a 6.5 year old Wyandotte hen. After she molted this fall her quill feathers never developed properly and so she now has a sparse covering of quill feathers. She has a good covering of down which has allowed her to survive our winter. Her behavior is normal, she is alert and has good color. Her appetite is good, her vent is clean and her poop appears normal. The other three hens are fully feathered and seem healthy. They all share the same feed and environment. Has anybody seen this condition with older birds?