Molting in April?

nakstk

Songster
8 Years
Sep 19, 2011
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Kalama, Washington
My Speckled Sussex are 9 months old. The other day I noticed feathers all over their run. I thought there might be a feather picker so I watched them for awhile and didn't see one. I did see that Betty is the one missing feathers. I was letting them free range and I went to grab her and she ran I grabbed her tail feathers and one fell out fairly easily. I looked her over and didn't find any mites or lice. Feathers were falling out of her just from me moving them to look for bugs. I did notice that up by her head there are new feathers starting to grow in. She is not acting any differently. Is this just a soft molt or could it be something else?
 

nakstk

Songster
8 Years
Sep 19, 2011
801
29
128
Kalama, Washington
Glad I have this post to look back on. LOL my SS are at it again with their Molting in April. This time I just found it odd because they molted in Sept/Oct too. I guess they just want to have pretty feathers.
 
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