Shedding Feathers ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by christina1982, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. christina1982

    christina1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone tell me why all of a sudden my 13 week old chicken is loosing feathers?

    It's not a lot but and there are no bald spots but there are feathers on the ground. Do they molt? Is this normal because it's so hot??
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Not to worry they may shed some feathers as they grow new ones. There are several different degrees of molts. Some birds may go through a light molt and you really don't notice except there are some feathers laying on the ground, then there are heavy molts where they loose a lot of feathers and are nearly bald.
     

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