Another thread about losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RedheadErin, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. RedheadErin

    RedheadErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did search the old threads, but none of them seemed helpful.....

    Our little house hen is shedding feathers left and right. They are all about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, and sort of fluffy on the sides with rounded tips. She still looks fine, with no bald spots or anything. She doesn't seem ill. But she leaves a trail of feathers behind her. There are no other chickens to bother her, no rooster to pull them out, and no bugs or anything on her. She does not scratch or pick or anything. However, seh does wear a daiper during the day.

    Could this be a molt?
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it could be.
     
  3. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like she's probably just molting. Unless she starts acting like she doesn't feel well, I'd say you have nothing to worry about [​IMG]
     
  4. RedheadErin

    RedheadErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im glad to hear that. HOw long does it go on?
     
  5. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Molts typically last between 6 and 8 weeks, I think it is. Seems like a while, but it can go faster than you think.
     

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