Chickens losing feathers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenfriend5, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. chickenfriend5

    chickenfriend5 New Egg

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    I found a big pile of one of my Female Easter Egger's feathers outside. They don't free range all the time, but they usually go out almost all day, almost everyday. We heard squaking a while before, but didn't go out to check. The Easter egger that lost teh feathers is about 5-6 months old. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
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  2. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's around the time of year chickens molt, so your girl may have just shook or something and the feathers came off
     
  3. chickenfriend5

    chickenfriend5 New Egg

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    From what I've read I think she's to young for molting. Could it be one of the other chickens attacked her? I have another Easter egger, 2 Black plymoths, and one white leghorn, all hens.
     

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