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I notice my run has some feathers laying around

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by foglong, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. foglong

    foglong Just Hatched

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    My chickens Donnie appear to have any bold spot it I do see feathers laying around the floor of my run. Is this normal for June? Should I be concerned? They are eating and drinking water, no sign of stress except I do see them pecking themselves at times.
     
  2. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the bald spot is on their backs, the rooster is over mating. If the bald spots are elsewhere, they are probably just molting. You'll notice a drop in eggs if they are molting. Just to be sure, check them for mites, but you'd probably see them itching from it.
     
  3. foglong

    foglong Just Hatched

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    Thanks, I don't see any bold spots, but I do see that they are missing their tail feathers, that's what I'm seeing on the floor of the run, their tail features...
     

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