Feather loss

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicknduck, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 21, 2010
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    My hens are 10 weeks old is it normal for them to be lossing their feathers. This may sound like a silly question but I am new to this. I know that they will loss the pintail feathers for the more perminant ones it just seems like there have been alot of feathers flying around latley.

    Sorry for not using technical terms but like I said I am new to this.[​IMG]
     
  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    Yes, they will re-feather several times before getting their adult plummage. At that age, it's just part of the growth process.
     
  3. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, it puts my mind at ease knowing that it is normal.
     
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I was wondering this too...my 9 week old pullets were losing them..
     

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