Chickens loose feathers every summer, why? (Not Molting)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jloftin60, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. jloftin60

    jloftin60 Out Of The Brooder

    98
    0
    39
    Oct 24, 2008
    DeRidder, LA
    My uncle has some 25 different chickens, but he as 6 or 7 Dominiques who loose
    all their tail feathers every summer. Their whole back end is red skin and no feathers
    all the way up their back. The other chickens don't loose their. After
    they molt and winter time comes, they refeather.
     
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    n/a
    Does your uncle have a rooster?
     
  3. jloftin60

    jloftin60 Out Of The Brooder

    98
    0
    39
    Oct 24, 2008
    DeRidder, LA
    Yes, he does have a rooster. The area of feathers missing is too large for rooster
    damage.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by