how many feathers are two much?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Flippacase, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the floor of my 13 week olds coop(2 chickens) i have been noticing lots of featers piling up. I" dont know if there is feather picking going on or what. Is this normal?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    If you don't see bald patches then they are probably molting. Feather picking will show up in patches usually with damaged skin if it gets noticeable like that while molting will result in pretty even feather loss all over. Plus feather picking usually results in the feathers being eaten. As chickens grow they do several partial molts to grow in new more adult feathers.
     
  3. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     

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