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Bobwhite question ?? HELP

Discussion in 'Quail' started by fowlman33, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. fowlman33

    fowlman33 In the Brooder

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    my Bobs are losing all the feathers on their back.....is this "molting", it's all birds, not just a couple ?????

    I am getting worried
     

  2. thekid

    thekid Songster

    I believe it is from mating
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Quote:This time of year it is molting. They need to refurbish their feathers for the coming winter. During summer breeding season, the females will lose feathers on their backs from the the males mounting them. Nothing to worry about. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    My pen is full of feathers right now. I need to get in the pillow business.
     
  5. fowlman33

    fowlman33 In the Brooder

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    Great....my birds are about 6 weeks old !!!!
     
  6. rittert3

    rittert3 Songster

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    it wouldn't be breeding if they're 6 week ole bobs, maybe in 6 week old cots but, bobs don't mature that fast.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Yep...yours are going thru their first molt. It's like a feather storm in my aviary!
     

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