Chicks loosing feathers

beb444

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Nov 16, 2015
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So I might sound like to stupidest person ever but I'm curious so here goes: my chicks are about a month and a half now and I've found about 10 feathers around their cage over the last couple of weeks. Is it just like shedding or is someone getting picked on?
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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They will also go through multiple mini molts as they grow, otherwise they would grow out of their feathers. I would certainly observe them to see if they are feather picking, they need plenty of room to move and exercise as they grow, a cage sounds small, so make sure they aren't bored or crowded.
 

beb444

Chirping
Nov 16, 2015
226
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Northern CA
It's actually not that small, it's probably about 5 feet in length give or take. But none of them look like they're at a loss for feathers so I don't think they're getting picked on, but I'll add their hanging treat in tomorrow so they'll have more entertainment.
 

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