Feathers everywhere?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Weasleymum, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Weasleymum

    Weasleymum Songster

    Aug 1, 2008
    I noticed yesterday when I was mucking out the coop that there were a *lot* of feathers mixed in with the litter. Then I noticed that they're all over the yard, too. The chickens don't *seem* any less feather-y... is this molting? If so, isn't late November a terrible time to start losing feathers? If it isn't molting, what else could it be?

    My girls are 13ish weeks old now.
  2. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    Mine went through the 13 week molt. I know what you mean with all the feathers. It lasted about a week then stopped. They are now 40 weeks and haven't molted since.

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