Feather Loss

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicks Galore3, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    My Buff Orp Dandelion is loosing feathers around her comb. At first it was just a little bit, then it got bigger and several other chickens have lost some around there too. On dandelion I have also seen some down feathers coming off too, seeing them around the coop and she isn't quite as fluffy. :) She is in the middle of the pecking order. Oh, my two wyandottes are pretty mean, they might be picking on everybody. They are a little over 9 months, is that old enough to molt?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Yep sounds like a molt.
     

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