losing feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by McCash40, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. McCash40

    McCash40 In the Brooder

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    My 12 week old pullets are losing feathers. Not complete molting, but enough to worry me. Is this normal in summer? This is my first attempt, so I have no comparison.
     
  2. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Songster

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    I don't know if it's normal but someone told me pullets will loose and then grow new feathers several times before they get their adult feathers. My pullets have been doing this all summer too.
     
  3. McCash40

    McCash40 In the Brooder

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    They are quite healthy acting. I guess I shouldn't worry unless they become bald in spots. Thanks.
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    There was a post a while ago and some of us were wondering the same thing. Apparently they tend to go through this periodically while young. I have lots of feathers laying about and the birds look great despite that. In other words, probably no worries at all. [​IMG]
     

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