Question on feathering out

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by meathook, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. meathook

    meathook Out Of The Brooder

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    They were moved in the coop about three weeks ago and we just opened up to the run to them today.

    I thought I read somewhere that chickens will replace their feathers twice before being "full feathered". My 6 girls are 10 weeks and I am seeing a lot of feathers in the coop. Just want to make sure this is normal and that it isn't from picking although I haven't observed anything that would make me think they were.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry, I was cleaning up lot's of feathers from around 10 weeks until 16 weeks. Normal loss and growth.

    Bill
     

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