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Feathers everywhere

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trixieflower, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Trixieflower

    Trixieflower Out Of The Brooder

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    Our girls are 12 weeks old. They are healthy and fine, but suddenly there seem to be feathers all over the place. We are new to this chicken-thing. Is it normal to lose feathers at this age or time of year? Thanks.
     
  2. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are roughly 12 weeks old also, and i too see a lot of feathers. If I am not mistaken, they will go thru a sort of "mini-molt" as teenagers.
     
  3. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x 3 Same situation mine are 14 weeks. Any replies would be appreciiated.
     
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I'm not mistaken, they are getting their adult plumage now. Mine made quite a mess around that age too. It was always funny how many feathers were on the floor but no one had any naked spots.
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Yup. They are doing a molt of their juvenile feathers. Your babies are growing up! [​IMG]
     
  6. mylegger

    mylegger Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine did this too around 14 weeks. x2 Juvenile Molt.
     
  7. kcjones

    kcjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are leaving feathers everywhere too,guy with the pool is looking at me funny now:(
     
  8. gertiie

    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    minw started doing this too a couple of weeks ago, so at 14 weeks old . Glad someone asked !! I figured since they were all doing it, it was natural lol
     
  9. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep--mine too..Ask a veteran chicken raiser---she said yes normal---dont worry...
     
  10. Trixieflower

    Trixieflower Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everybody! We are learning new things all the time...so enjoyable. I appreciate all of your responses!
     

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