feathers in the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kelliepulido, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I was wondering if this is normal or do I have a problem? I have seen about 10 feathers scattered about and more each day.I don't ever notice anybody being picked on or one that has bald spots.I have 32 5wk.-6wk old banties in a 15x11ft coop and 2runs that are 8ft by 10ft each.
     
  2. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

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    I have lots of feathers in my run and coop and I don't have any problems. I think some are expected and considered normal. If you have an excess they I would be concerned!
     
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    same here, 6 week olds. I just assumed it was part of them getting grown up feathers.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Chicks growing out will lose some juvenile feathers along the way almost like a light molt....
     
  5. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

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    Wait till week 13. I thought loosing feathers in small bunches was normal. At week 13 they go into their first molt. I was thinking the chickens had some sort of pests or something. Folks here set me straight. I had feathers everywhere. Now it is back to normal, few here few there. John
     

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