Is this ok

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Easter eggers, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every morning I go into the coop I see feathers every where is that ok?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    That depends on how old they are? If they are molting? If they are pulling each others feathers out. We need more info. [​IMG]
     
  3. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 14 weeks old and there are 4 but their not molting
     
  4. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are just a bit older and I find stray feathers all the time. They can really accumulate if I don't clean out the coop every few days too! So from my experience (which isn't saying much) [​IMG]I would say they are fine
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    They are at the age that they are going thru their first molt. They will replace all the feathers they just grew til they are about 4 or 5 months old. Wait, it gets worse! [​IMG]
     
  6. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have 5 BCM pullets in a quarantine pen (they are now 19 weeks), you should see the feathers everywhere. We had a fox acting strange in our yard one night, so my brother was roaming with a flashlight and gun, when he went past that pen he first thought the fox had been in there because of the feathers! They do shed a lot as they grow, I'd be more worried if you saw big bald spots on the birds.
     

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