losing feathers when feathering out

chickiema

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 11, 2015
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I noticed that my almost 6 week old australorp chicks have been losing some feathers while they are feathering out- is this normal? There doesn't appear to be any bald spots or damaging pecking going on. I am new to this chicken stuff and couldn't find a thread. Everyone here is so helpful and I love being part of this community.
 

sunflour

Flock Master
8 Years
Jan 10, 2013
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I agree with flowerchild88, this is their juvenile molt. Once fully feathered they won't molt again until next year - end of summer to fall. It is amazing how many feathers they do drop.
 

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