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Please help! Why so many feathers in the coop?!

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I'm new to chicken keeping so really need some help! I went to clean out the coop this morning and realised there was a LOT of loose feathers, I always see the odd few but there was a substantial amount this morning! What does this mean? Thanks guys.
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Do all of your chickens look okay (no signs of a predator attack)? I'm thinking that one of them is about to start a full molt. Either that, or a dominant bird picked on another bird overnight. It is probably nothing to worry about. :)


Edited by BantamLover21 - 10/3/15 at 7:38am

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Thank you for the advise! big_smile.png
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Would this effect laying? hmm.png
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