Wierd thing going on with my peachicks.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by coloradopeafowl, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    112
    0
    99
    Jun 28, 2010
    Lakewood, CO
    Hey everyone, the other day i was out feeding my peachicks when i noticed some where loosing feathers and kinda shaking. Here are some pictures of the worst one, is this just feather picking or something else, and what should i do about it i have never had this problem before.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    2,218
    79
    226
    Jun 10, 2010
    Michigan
    Strange indeed. I thought from the first pic it might be what happened to my chicks last weekend- I left for 2 days and I came back to scruffy, mangy looking birds! They were molting feathers (sort of, they were growing feathers under the down) and the down was still capped onto the new feathers, making them look just awful. A little bit of preening prettied them right up.

    Second pic, though, it definitely looks like something is wrong. The shaking is probably due to heat loss from loss of feathers. Couldn't say about the loss of feathers though. Hope someone else can!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by