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winter and molting?

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this is my first winter and first time seeing these chickens molt, although its not their first winter since they are over a year old and are rescues :)

 

I was out of town over the holidays and had my roommate taking care of the girls while i was away, and one of my most active chickens is molting now, or is molted? and seems to have really shrunk and her comb is even smaller and looks dry? She almost looked like a different chicken! and even sounds different, she has a small little chirp and isnt her loud screetching self? shes still eating and drinking and still comes right up to me but i was just concerned if this is normal?

 

is it normal?

post #2 of 4

Normal for molt. They look smaller and the comb shrinks and pales.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Normal for molt. They look smaller and the comb shrinks and pales.


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Oh Awesome! 'Im so glad she's ok! I hate to say it, but she is one of my favorites. Thanks for the reassurance :)

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