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Feathers in the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SassyKat6181, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Songster

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    The girls are just about 9 weeks. When I went in the coop yesterday, there were a handful of feathers scattered around. I looked everyone over and they all look ok. Is it normal for them to lose a few feathers at this age. They are long feathers, not fluffy. Thanks
     

  2. matimeo

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    Mine are a little bit older than that. They were born early-mid August. When I cleaned the coop last weekend, there were quite a few feathers inside the coop itself. Seems like they've been losing more lately. I presume its normal. They don't seem to be ill-affected.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yeah, they will go thru several feather "changouts" while they get their adult plumage. Nine weeks is just about the right time for it, completely normal. [​IMG]
     
  4. lovinlife

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    My coop has a ton of feathers in it right now. It's fine. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kittymomma

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