Molting or Other Reason for Losing Feathers??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Eagleman, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Eagleman

    Eagleman Out Of The Brooder

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    Suddenly our chicken coop is full of feathers. It looks like all of our chickens are losing feathers.

    They are all about 3 months old (all five are EEs) and they still look pretty neat and smooth and I don't see any big bald spots but they are grooming themselves a lot more than usual and our yard looks like someone opened up a feather pillow and shook it all around.

    Are they molting or getting adult feathers or what?
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    This is normal for them to lose some feathers here and there. My hen house is full of feathers too [​IMG] I wouldnt worry unless you start seeing bare spots.
     
  3. Eagleman

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    Thanks!
     

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