why is my hens feathers falling out?

remist17

Chirping
8 Years
Apr 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania
One of my orph is loosing feathers. I thought someone was plucking out feathers so I grabbed her and a handfuls came out. What's going on?
 

duckinnut

Songster
9 Years
Jul 18, 2010
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Marshfield, Ma.
As the leaves of trees fall in Autumn so do the feathers of a chicken. At this point most of the girls and boy in my flock(s) are in partial to full stage molt. Feathers currently outnumber the leaves on the ground but know that will soon change.
 
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remist17

Chirping
8 Years
Apr 29, 2011
114
0
99
Pennsylvania
Wow in all my years with chickens I never had a chicken loose all its feathers. Its cold here around 40 at night. I closed all the windows and doors. Is she going to ok
 

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