chicken losing feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by skooltcher, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. skooltcher

    skooltcher Hatching

    Jul 19, 2010
    lancaster, ca
    one of my chickens began losing feathers during a broody spell. she has since started back laying but she still seems to be losing feathers. i only have 3 girls and they have the run of the yard, so i don't know why this is happening. any advice?

  2. Carolyn

    Carolyn Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    She might just be molting which is normal. I don't know if they are bad to molt after setting or not. Is she healthy otherwise, eating good? How old is she? Some chickens/molts are more dramatic than others. Where is she loosing feathers from? Is someone pecking at her, is she pulling featheres on abd/rump area because she is still broody? Maybe if you add a little more information some one will be able to help you more than I.

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