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Monday, March 01, 2021

Chicken Feather Loss: Cause and Cure

It can be a frightening sight, walking out towards your chicken coop and seeing feathers scattered everywhere. My first thought is usually the worst- has a predator broken into the coop and attacked my chickens? 

Luckily, I haven’t ever lost any of my chickens to a predator and their feather loss is normally something much less serious. The most common reason for a chicken losing their feathers is the annual molt; however this isn’t the only reason.

2 comments:

  1. I’ve got some that are molting now. Got 9 layers and still getting 5-7 eggs a day between the molting and the shit weather

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