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Losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by masanders, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. masanders

    masanders Out Of The Brooder

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    My 6 ISA Browns are losing feathers...not sure why. It's been in the upper 90's and humid.

    Should I be worried?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    how old are they?
     
  3. masanders

    masanders Out Of The Brooder

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    About 3 months old.
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    chicks become fully feathered then at about 3-4 months old they molt, then their new feathers come and they won't molt till the next winter
     
  5. masanders

    masanders Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I know next to nothing about chickens. I'm taking care of them, but they are my mom's project. I'm getting educated in something new about them just about every day.
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    you're welcome i myself got a bit worried when our pullets starting loosing their feathers until i did some research
     
  7. Roberttodd

    Roberttodd New Egg

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    I have one year olds which are loosing their feathers on their backsides. What is causing this? They have bare spots.
     
  8. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    like under their vent?
     
  9. Roberttodd

    Roberttodd New Egg

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    Their entire butt
     
  10. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    that is odd try starting your own post
     

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