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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!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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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!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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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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