Everyone is loosing feathers??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yinzerchick, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have twenty-six, fifteen week old chicks. They all seem very happy and healthy, yet there are sooo many feathers laying around the coop, run, and everywhere! They free range all day from about 9:30am til 8:30pm. Every morning there's lots of new feathers in the coop and run. All different kinds, big ones, medium ones, small, fluffy ones. And from all the different breeds too! I know they go through a few juvenile molts, and it's been really hot here in E. Texas. Should I be concerned ? I don't see any bald spots on anyone, or anyone acting sick. I'm new to this, just been doing it for 15 weeks! Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
  2. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are merely molting from their teenage feathers into their adults feathers. Completely normal. You should be freaking out if it didn't happen. [​IMG]
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  4. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks! I was hoping that's what it was! They really are growing fast!!
     
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