feather loss

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by capebird, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 barred rocks about 12 weeks old. When cleaning the coop/run I notice loose feathers
    lying about. The chickens themselves aren't showing any bare spots, injuries or the like....
    I'm assuming now that they are fully feathered...some feather loss is just a natural occurrence....
    am I "assuming" correctly?
    Thanks
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:It is normal and at about 14 weeks or so they will go through a "teenage" molt while growing adult feathers.
     
  3. daver

    daver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dave
     

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