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My 2 year old chicken has been loosing a lot of feathers from the back and front. Last year around this time she lost feathers but not a lot so I don't know if it's normal. And also its like 39 degrees outside and I don't know if it's to cold for her to be outside because I feel like she can't keep her self warm since she lost most of her feathers. What should I do? Thanks
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My 2 year old chicken has been loosing a lot of feathers from the back and front. Last year around this time she lost feathers but not a lot so I don't know if it's normal. And also its like 39 degrees outside and I don't know if it's to cold for her to be outside because I feel like she can't keep her self warm since she lost most of her feathers. What should I do? Thanks

Post a picture if you can. Many chickens are molting this time of year. One of my white silkies lost so many feathers a couple of weeks ago it looked like it had snowed it their coop.
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my hens are molting also its a normal thing this time of year☺
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Yes, most of my chickens have just finished molting, and have not yet begun to start laying again. They usually have their first big molt at 16-18 months of age, and then yearly thereafter.Since most people buy chicks in the spring, most molt in the late summer or fall. Here is some good info to read about molts:

http://www.grit.com/animals/molting-what-is-it--how-to-help-chickens-get-through-it.aspx

http://www.nutrenaworld.com/knowledge-center/poultry/the-molting-process/index.jsp

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