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chicks loosing feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaileen20, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. kaileen20

    kaileen20 In the Brooder

    Oct 14, 2014
    My 3 month old golden comet pullets are loosing a lot of feathers! They don't look bald, but I'm seeing a lot of feathers in their coop? Why is this? Are the loosing baby feathers and growing adult ones? Stress? This is my first time raising babies, I've had them since they where two days old
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Adolescent molt.
    Chickens will lose and regrow feathers a few times as they grow. There's a point that it looks like there was a pillow fight.
  3. rstarrgl

    rstarrgl In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2014
    Pretty silly looking phase but it's all normal!

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