Normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by modelo, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. modelo

    modelo Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a normal amount of feathers to be lying around. We have 3. It seems like a lot more lately than before. They are in their coop a lot more because of weather. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. The Yakima Kid

    The Yakima Kid Cirque des Poulets

    Are they molting? How old are they?
     
  3. modelo

    modelo Out Of The Brooder

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    We got them as chicks last April
     
  4. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably either molting or something scared them and they beat around a bit. Losing a few feathers isn't so bad, but you probably should check for injuries and such. I found a pile of Cora's feathers once, and the moss and ground was torn up. I was scared to death a hawk had gotten her. That night, all was fine. Not a scratch on her. Its one of those things that just happens. It doesn't look like too many to me.
     

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