Feathers everywhere?

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

  1. Weasleymum

    Weasleymum Songster

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    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

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    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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