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post #11 of 18

I think it was about 7-8 weeks for full feathers coming in for my chicks.  You can usually tell if the feathers cover all spots and the tail is feathered.

post #12 of 18

how long does this last? Because I'm tired of my coop looking like a pillow factory exploded. Mine will be 13 weeks tomorrow and there is always feathers everywhere. They don't have mites or lice, getting plenty of food, plus BOSS plus whatever they forage (they free range during the day). They all look good, no one is bald or straggly looking. I have always been told they will molt several times before they start laying, but that seems like a LOT of feathers. . . but there -is- 44 juveniles out there. the laced wyandottes patterns have improved, but I am hoping they improve a bit more.. . .when will their 'finished' feathers be in? close to POL?

post #13 of 18

I have the same problem and hope someone will comment on this.  It's impossible to rake them up from the pine shavings and they are all over the outside wire fence.

post #14 of 18
I love the question cause was going to ask my self . Interesting part for me is that only my three silver duck wing phoenix rooster the lost the feather on there backs there only 8 weeks and they are getting loads of protein all the otheres are fine though so i sorta found it interestinG and something to look in to . Any information is good thanks
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by kogutchicks View Post

I love the question cause was going to ask my self . Interesting part for me is that only my three silver duck wing phoenix rooster the lost the feather on there backs there only 8 weeks and they are getting loads of protein all the otheres are fine though so i sorta found it interestinG and something to look in to . Any information is good thanks

May just be baby feathers.  Only two of mine, at that age, lost theirs, but it was a mess for awhile.

post #16 of 18
I found it to be interesting cause all my other birds ever went through it and i got almost 60 butlike i said before these are the first three Phoenix roosters
post #17 of 18

Mine is 16 weeks and still losing tons of feathers but looks healthy.  She's been losing a ton for a few weeks now and I am wondering when it will end.  It's kinda crazy!

post #18 of 18
Great post. I was wondering the same thing. We have 4 ladies, ranging from 13wks-21wks, their run looks like a pillow exploded most days over the last couple of weeks. I wondered if it was due to a seasonal change, as winter is now over & spring is here? All 4 still look lovely, no bald patches etc, nor are there any signs of mites, so I'm not really concerned, just more work to do cleaning them all up 😂
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