Ameraucana losing feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5lovelyhens, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. 5lovelyhens

    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went outside today and noticed a bunch of feathers in the coop. I have 3 other chickens and my Ameraucana is not at the bottom of the pecking order at all. When I picked her up, and set her back down, she shook like they do, and a feather came off. Is this normal or should I be worried? [​IMG]
    Picture of the feathers and a picture of her
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    It doesn't look like she lost any feathers
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How old?
     
  3. 5lovelyhens

    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 1/2
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's about the right age for her to have her first molt. It will probably be a light, partial molt, not enough to be really noticeable, but just enough to put her off laying for a few weeks.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    She is a really pretty Easter Egger. I'm hoping for a pullet with similar coloring from my latest hatch of Easter Eggers.
     
  6. 5lovelyhens

    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks! She stopped laying about a week or so ago. She went in the nesting box, but never laid. Could that be from the molt?

    And thank you! She is a gorgeous girl. Hopefully you do get some with similar coloring!
     

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