Feather plucking

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Momto3, May 11, 2011.

  1. Momto3

    Momto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    Northern Idaho
    Ok so right now I have 8 9wk old chicks in a 6x4 coop and it seems they are plucking the feathers of only 1 chick. The odd this is, I think this chick is a rooster. Could it be they dont like him? I am planning on giving my MIL 3 of my chicks today, so I will go down to 5. Which I think is a better for our coop size. I might even go down to 4 later, will see. Do you think this will continue once they are moved to my MIL's? Or that they are just cramped in their coop right now?

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