losing feathers

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

  1. new chicken mommy

    new chicken mommy Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    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 Out Of 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 Out Of 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. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are losing their teenage feathers, most likely. I had a ton in the coop at that time, too.
     

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