Is This Normal?


In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 4, 2013
I posted this on the emergencies forum but have yet to receive an answer and I am worried...
Hi all,
My ladies are about 8 weeks old now. When I went out this afternoon to feed them, I noticed that one of them (my barred rock) had a droopy wing and is missing some feathers in the middle of the wing. She is eating and drinking normally and is very excited when I come out with treats. I know that at about this age, the chicks go into their final molt before growing their big girl feathers ( and i have seen the feathers in their coop and run). I am just concerned over this feather loss as no other birds have this.

As a side note, they were all vaccinated for Mareck's Disease. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to give!


7 Years
Aug 19, 2012
Snohomish County
Birds will hide injuries, maybe she sprained her wing or such.. as for the feather loss it could be her being distressed about or a bad molt, my hen lost so much of her wings that she couldnt get on her roost stick

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