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post #21 of 24
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Here's the other one. Hers is worse

Could be a neck molt....or other birds are 'grooming' their beards off.

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Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #22 of 24
Neck molt?! I didn't even know they did that. They all fully molted this fall/spring. They're on a 20% layer pellet, grit and eggshell.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by equusaddictus View Post

Neck molt?! I didn't even know they did that. They all fully molted this fall/spring. They're on a 20% layer pellet, grit and eggshell.

Yes, some younger birds will have a neck or partial molt.

Usually they don't do a full molt until about 18 months, but younger is not unprecedented.

 

They fully molted both last fall and this spring?

 

I'd say it's either you have a face grooming plucker(not unusual with bearded birds) or always good to check for mites/lice.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #24 of 24
I meant winter. Lol my 2yo twins distracted me.
They were pretty raggedy this fall. They are my first flock and I'm still learning. smile.png
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