losing feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by new chicken mommy, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. new chicken mommy

    new chicken mommy In the Brooder

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    Could someone please tell me when chickens have there first moult. Mine were 13 weeks yesterday and there seems to be a lot of feathers on the ground. Thanks
     
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

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    I don't believe they should be molting quite yet...?!?
     
  3. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground

    Are they roosting up high? I noticed when my (now 13 week olds) started to go up on the roosts, the jostling that happened to get the best spot caused a lot of lost feathers. Just a thought.
     
  4. new chicken mommy

    new chicken mommy In the Brooder

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    They do roost high. there seems to be alot in the run also. I dont know maybe its normal these are my first chickens. Havent figured everything out yet. thank you
     
  5. oldegger

    oldegger In the Brooder

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    Our girls seemed to loose quite a few feathers untill there 18th or 19th week what is on the ground(run) and coop doesn't seem to be increasing
     
  6. They are losing their teenage feathers, most likely. I had a ton in the coop at that time, too.
     

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