Wing feather development during 12 wk mini-molt.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HennyRenny, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. HennyRenny

    HennyRenny Just Hatched

    Nov 11, 2014
    Nashville, TN (Donelson)
    I have 4 Buff Oprington girls currently going through a molt (mini-molt?). They are approximately 16 weeks old and there are feathers everywhere! I have a question about new feather development. On one of my girls the wing feathers look stringy. Is this a normal development stage?

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I've not seen exactly that, but they will replace their wing feathers too. I wouldn't worry.

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