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Four week old chicks losing feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DIMBY, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. DIMBY

    DIMBY Songster

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    Hi, this is my fourth year of doing the chicken thing, have had several 'bunches of babies' but this is new. I have two brown sex-linked 4-week-old chicks and both are losing their feathers, like in a hard molt. Usually, my girls don't molt until they're several months old., even a year or older. Any thoughts? (I also have four black sex links, same age, all feathers present and accounted for!)
     

  2. DIMBY

    DIMBY Songster

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    Anybody have some insight on my babies losing their feathers?
     
  3. featheredroots

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