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what is happening?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flnursebiz, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. flnursebiz

    flnursebiz Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 14, 2010
    orlando
    I noticed a few days ago that one of my RIR had a good amount of down sticking out of the feathers on her breast. Today she still has it along with one of my BO's but not as much, also an EE has a small amount. Is it from fighting each other. They are 20 weeks old and these three seem to be in the top of the pecking order, it is hard to believe they are being picked on.
     
  2. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    Maybe they're going through a molt?
     
  3. GoldenCometLover

    GoldenCometLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sep 23, 2010
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    are they molting?
     
  4. flnursebiz

    flnursebiz Out Of The Brooder

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    Do they usually molt at 5 months?
     
  5. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    I don't know about usually but one of my girls appears to be. The other two don't seem to be. So, I dunno. Sorry...
     

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