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Chicks loosing feathers

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
So I might sound like to stupidest person ever but I'm curious so here goes: my chicks are about a month and a half now and I've found about 10 feathers around their cage over the last couple of weeks. Is it just like shedding or is someone getting picked on?

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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post #2 of 5
At that young, someone is getting picked on.
post #3 of 5
They will also go through multiple mini molts as they grow, otherwise they would grow out of their feathers. I would certainly observe them to see if they are feather picking, they need plenty of room to move and exercise as they grow, a cage sounds small, so make sure they aren't bored or crowded.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
It's actually not that small, it's probably about 5 feet in length give or take. But none of them look like they're at a loss for feathers so I don't think they're getting picked on, but I'll add their hanging treat in tomorrow so they'll have more entertainment.

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

Reply
post #5 of 5
Probably just losing some baby feathers than.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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