Do chickens loose feathers when they are stressed?

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  1. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    I went to a chicken show the other day and pretty much every chickens floor of their cage was coated in feathers. Is this normal for stressed chickens?
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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
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    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi

    It's very normal for chickens to moult at this time of year in the northern hemisphere if they are over a year old and juveniles have slight moults too, so not unusual to see a lot of cast feathers in the show cages in autumn, just like there are a lot in my chicken coops and pens right now.
     
  3. chicken4prez

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    Ok thanks!
     

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