Hey I think I have a Chicken molting. Stem of the feather is still intacted to its b0ody but the feather part is gone if that makes any sense. So What season do chickens molt?
When do Chickens molt?
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That sounds like pin feathers to me. The old feather has been shed, and what you are seeing are the new feathers growing in. Most chickens over a year old will molt in the fall. I have a few that are 10 months old a molting. It can take several months for a bird to molt. Some molt all at once, others molt in bits and pieces, and some molt very gradually and are hardly noticeable.
It's part of it. When a chicken molts, the old feathers fall out, and the new feathers grow in. At first, the new feathers just look like shafts. The feather part still needs to grow in. You need to be careful while handling them. Those new quills can be fragile and can break easily. If broken, they will bleed.
Be sure to give the flock lots and lots of protein while molting. If you have one molting, there may be others molting as well. Like I stated previously, you may not be able to notice the molt in some of them.