Finding lots of feathers in the coop in the morning - what's it mean?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Little-er, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Chicken Little-er

    Chicken Little-er In the Brooder

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    Our flock of 7 chicks are 9 weeks old. Have been in their walk in coop for about a month - they have lots of space and a 450 square foot run. Every morning when I go in to change the water and refill the feeder I find several feathers on the floor -- and I think they are from one of our 2 Araucana's. While I think that this Araucana may be at the bottom of the pecking order, I don't see any evidence of her being actively picked on during the day. And when I go to check on them in the evening, all of them are roosting together. But I'm worried that the feathers are evidence of aggression toward this bird -- would appreciate any thoughts on this. Many thanks.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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  3. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    good to know! [​IMG]
     
  4. Chicken Little-er

    Chicken Little-er In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the information! I'm relieved.
     

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