Chickens losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crazychick26201, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. crazychick26201

    crazychick26201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 17 week buff orphingtons are losing feathers like crazy! They have been in their new coop and run about a week. These feathers are downy. I have noticed no bare spots and they are behaving normally, but do seem to be preening a lot. I am new to chickens and want to catch any problem before it gets big. Please help!
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are molting.
     
  3. crazychick26201

    crazychick26201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can I tell this for sure? Also their their tail feathers have black splotches on them before they fall out.
     

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