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Chicken looking rough is this due to molting ?

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My weslumer hen is a looking at bit rugged around her beak and the feathers on her head. She and the rest of the flock are a year and 2 months old now. There are feathers all over the place but nobody seems to be bare or visually missing any. This hens comb seems to be less full less bright and seems smaller. Is this due to molting? Nobody else looks like this.I tried to get a picture but she kept moving so this is the best I could get for now.
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Molting birds can look quite raggedy. Some molt more feathers at a time, others (slower molters) fewer. In addition hens usually stop laying during molt, and the combs of non-laying hens are smaller and pale in color. Keep an eye on her, if she is active and eating well she is likely molting.

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That's relieving. We have definitely slowed down in egg quantities. Everyone one else looks fine. Shed the only one look rugged. But a she is eating and ranging around like she usually does. Thanks for the info!
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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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