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Please help! Why so many feathers in the coop?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lauren1, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Lauren1

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    I'm new to chicken keeping so really need some help! I went to clean out the coop this morning and realised there was a LOT of loose feathers, I always see the odd few but there was a substantial amount this morning! What does this mean? Thanks guys.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Do all of your chickens look okay (no signs of a predator attack)? I'm thinking that one of them is about to start a full molt. Either that, or a dominant bird picked on another bird overnight. It is probably nothing to worry about. :)
     
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  3. Lauren1

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    Thank you for the advise! :D
     
  4. Lauren1

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    Would this effect laying? :/
     

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