Feathers everywhere

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jatsma, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. jatsma

    jatsma Out Of The Brooder

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    Why are there feathers all over the coop floor? There are about 13 hens (Hens I hope) in the coop. I know it's not molting because there has been feathers everywhere for a couple months. Today I just noticed on of my chickens has tail feathers missing here and there. And a couple of my roosters (-who I hope are roosters- in a barn all by themselves far away from the coop) have the same thing.
    Maybe because there are too many chickens??
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are they? Chickens over a year old will molt this time of year. Those under 6 months go through multiple baby molts.
     
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