no eggs, lots of feathers, no sign of predator???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kayab423, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. kayab423

    kayab423 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm at a loss at to what is happening. We haven't had an egg in 4 days and every morning there are a lot of feathers on the bottom of the chicken coop. It sounds like something is getting into the coop every night, but there is no sign of entry or egg remnants. The coop has chicken wire on the floor, a locked door and a locked window that we close at night. Any ideas what could get into the coop and not leave any traces? It must be something that can fit through a very small hole. Need help desperately!!
     
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  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Unless you've got bodies everywhere, your birds are probably moulting. It looks like a pillow factory exploded.
     
  3. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it rats? i had this happen to me an i went out after dark an i was surprised to find about what looked like about 20 mice all over the coop. in the feeder and inside the henhouse.
     
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  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls have stopped laying and I find lots of feathers on the coop floor. So I would say they are molting sounds like your girls are too.
     
  5. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)and the verdict was????? what did ya find out?
     

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