Feathers falling out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tambo2007, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. tambo2007

    tambo2007 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Rhode Island White that I have noticed losing her feathers...(pics below) she's the only light colored chick in the coop so I know the feathers I am seeing on the floor in the coop are hers. she's the smallest. I have not seen them pick on her and she's the most rambunctious one of the flock. She's eating/pooping and seems happy but looking sparse on her feathers. She's 3-4 weeks old and doesn't look like she's getting any new feathers. No scratching noticed. They're on medicated chick started feed. Any thoughts? Help... [​IMG]
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Chicks will molt about 6 or 7 times until they are of laying age. This is completely normal.

    Unless you see issues with red skin, mites, aggression from the others, etc...there is nothing to worry about. Feathers will be flying for several more months. :)
     
  3. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. Totally Agree.
     
  4. tambo2007

    tambo2007 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. Great! Thanks Yall! I appreciate the help. We are chicken newbies and I wasn't aware they would molt that quickly!
     

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