Feathers in coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roostercluck, May 31, 2012.

  1. roostercluck

    roostercluck Chirping

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    When I go in the coop there are feathers spread throughout the coop. Are they pecking eachother or are the feathers just falling out? They are 9 week old silver-laced wyandottes.
     
  2. WinklerFarms

    WinklerFarms Songster

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    Do you happen to have a number of cockerels?
     
  3. roostercluck

    roostercluck Chirping

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    I beleive I have 5.
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    Chicks go through several molts in the course of growing up. It is common to have feathers every where during while they are growing up.
     
  5. WinklerFarms

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    They may be falling out for molting and if they started " playing" more they could loose a lot in a short period of time.
     

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