- Apr 18, 2011
Hello everyone. I have 4- almost three week old chicks, hatched out by our broody mama- a lavender orp. This is our first time with a broody. She has lost TONS of feathers this week. Is is normal for a broody mama to molt or loose so many feathers after her hatch? There are so many in the run it looks like someone broke open a down pillow!