Plucking out feathers chest normal??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pamperedamber, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. pamperedamber

    pamperedamber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 18.5 week old Silver Laced Wynadotte is plucking out her chest feathers!! Why is she doing this? Is this normal or should i be concerned?
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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she isn't plucking them unless you have actually seen it, most chickens are missing a few feathers on their keel but I think hers are caused by the fact that she is a heavier breed and your roost is just rubbing the feathers off.
     
  3. pamperedamber

    pamperedamber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much that is such a relief!! None of my other girls have this. So i was worried.
     

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