How much feather loss is normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EnonChickenDaddy, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. EnonChickenDaddy

    EnonChickenDaddy Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    22
    Jun 16, 2011
    Chester, VA
    This is all new to me, but I've lesrned that you guys have the answers. I have five (all different breeds) 7 week olds. I seem to be finding 3 or 4 feathers (big ones) loose in the run/coop/yard each day. Is this normal/okay? Most of them seem to be white (coming from my white leghorn, i guess, since she's the only solid white), but some are other colors. The girls all look good, so I'm assuming this is okay.
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,032
    16
    143
    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    [​IMG] Yes, perfectly normal. I am constantly picking up after them. [​IMG]
     
  3. EnonChickenDaddy

    EnonChickenDaddy Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    22
    Jun 16, 2011
    Chester, VA
    Thnx for the reply...and the welcome...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by