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Excessive loss of feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LN2008, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. LN2008

    LN2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three pullets about 5-6 weeks old and I've noticed that in the last three days my oldest girl is loosing a lot of feathers. They are still inside because of the heat (its 110) and they are confined to a kiddie pool. Am I doing something seriously wrong? I'm a new pullet mama btw.
     
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Its a little early, but it could be juvenile molt! I had one who lost a whole pillowfull during juvie molt once!
     
  3. LN2008

    LN2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope that's what it is. The girls aren't displaying any aggressive behavior and I've been checking for cuts and what not but I haven't found anything.
     

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