Loose Feathers in the Coop (7 Weeks)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledegg728, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. speckledegg728

    speckledegg728 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 14, 2016
    Rural Ohio.
    Over the past few weeks, I've noticed a loose feather here and there upon my girls. Is this normal for pullets of their age?

    Tonight, as I went out to refill the water, I also found several new feathers that were not there when I went out just a few hours ago.

    Three of the feathers I strongly believe are my Buff Brahma's, the black feather is from my SLW, and the downy one is anyone's guess.

    Anyone know why this could be? Before tonight, it was rare to find more than one or two feathers a week, and now this. Just curious as to why there are loose feathers in general and why there were so many tonight.
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Yes, young growing chickens loose and grow in new feathers often. It's fine. Mary

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