It would be nice to have a series of photographs showing progression of molting cycle, especially where it is taken place at the usual rate. I am developing one on progression of feather sets in young wild-type chickens showing three feather sets before adulthood. Progression will include second adult feather set which is distinguishable from first in at least some breeds. I will not have same for more typical production breeds and they do progress differently, especially in respect to how flight feathers are replaced. Suggestions relating to molting cycle and nutrition that have long been a concern amoung game chicken folks could also be addressed. Such an effort might be worthy of a sticky status since molt questions are so frequent.
My production red lost all of her flight feathers except the outer 3 on each wing. They are growing back in now (about 1/2 way in) and she hasn't yet lost the outer 3.
Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.
Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.
I have zero chicken willpower.
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