Is this normal

Braylon sweat

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Today after school I went to do my chickens and I almost had a heart attack. There where a ton of feathers in the coop but all chickens are a counted and unharmed. No holes near the coop nor any other signs of a break in. But one of my big chickens was lossing a lot of feathers. I picked her up and she jumped down and it looked like a fox attacked her. So is this a predictor problem or molting ( she's 16 mouths )
 

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Today after school I went to do my chickens and I almost had a heart attack. There where a ton of feathers in the coop but all chickens are a counted and unharmed. No holes near the coop nor any other signs of a break in. But one of my big chickens was lossing a lot of feathers. I picked her up and she jumped down and it looked like a fox attacked her. So is this a predictor problem or molting ( she's 16 mouths )
Photos?
 

Braylon sweat

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What makes you think a fox attacked her? Was there blood and cuts? Do you think you could post a picture of her wounds?
I'm pretty certain its molting, as NoFlyBackFarm said. A predator probably would have killed them, not leaving much room for guesswork. ;)
No cuts its just when I hold her and she squaks off a ton of feathers come off of her
 

Braylon sweat

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This was from me holding her
 

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Birdsong 82

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She molting. First time I saw that I freaked and did immediate head count... several. Like some here said. Looked a pillow fight in the coop. It amazing how much they can loose when molting sometimes. Right now my run seems to be covered in feathers and it’s 640 sf
 

Braylon sweat

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I checked them all this morning even the rooster and still no cuts or blood, no holes and break in's
 

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