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Lots of feathers on the ground - normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cjstanman, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. cjstanman

    cjstanman Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    Just north of Raleigh
    Hi! I have 6 BRs that are 11 weeks old - 2 boys, 4 girls. I put them outside at about 7 weeks and they are doing just fine.

    My question is - they are fully feathered and all, but I see a lot of spare feathers on the ground and on the coop floor. I'm assuming this is normal as they grow, but it kinda weirded me out a little. No signs of fighting, pecking, ripping each other's feathers out, lol. And by "a lot" I would say 20-25 at any given time, ranging from 1-4" in length.

    Just curious. Thanks! [​IMG]

  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    yes normal. collect them for arts/craft project [​IMG]

    My back yard looks like I slaughtered a duck - I've collected alot, washed them with dish-soap and dyed with food coloring - sewn onto halloween tutu. [​IMG]

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