Feathers everywhere

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Britcheflee, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Britcheflee

    Britcheflee Out Of The Brooder

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    I notice a LOT of feathers on the ground in our chicken coop - yes, they are finishing moulting but there still seems to be a lot more feathers all over the place than I ever remember - the weather is turning here - could they be losing some more feathers to grow in more for the winter?
    Chickens are about 2 years old.

    Lee
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Chickens will usually go thru 2 molts a year. If they didnt molt very much the first time around usually a cold spell will send them into a full molt. You should see my pens right now. It looks like I mowed over about 10 chickens.....LOL

    They are fine just trying to molt most of their feathers at once.
     
  3. Britcheflee

    Britcheflee Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, that is a relief! Time to re-stuff the feather bed![​IMG]
     

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