Loosing feathers

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  1. gp329

    gp329 New Egg

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    Ok I have 5 chickens and I recently notice that one of them is loosing a lot of feathers; it's not like I can see her skin. However she is loosing more than normal feathers. That particular chicken It's going to be a year that I got her she was pretty young when I got her. I check her feather for any type of bugs and I don't see anything. The weather it's also changing here in CA; It's normal?
     
  2. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    From the sounds of it, she may be molting. It's common at that age.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! X2 yes sounds like it could be molt if you have checked for parasite and you are having a change in weather. Here is a nice article on molting with lots of great information and how you can help your girl through this https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/information-on-molting-chickens

    Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the flock
     
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    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  7. gp329

    gp329 New Egg

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    Thank you for the article very helpful/interesting information.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined the "flock."[​IMG]

    My guess would be that she's molting. It's very common in hens around her age, and it usually happens in the fall or the winter.

    Good luck with your birds!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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