Another Molting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mylilchix, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, so I'm beginning to wonder if some of my girls are molting. My 2 salmon faverolles, Hannah Montana and Over Easy, are missing their muffs. Hannah's is completely gone under her beak, and Over Easy's is is starting to lose hers. I've also noticed that my blue cochin roo is missing neck feathers under his wattles. Does this mean they're motling or do I have another issue?

    Thanks, Sonja
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    How old are they?
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    They'll be 7 months old next week.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mini molt. they will probably lose a few tail feathers too and then start growing back in. they won't turn into cue ball sorry lookin one feathered hens until they are about 18 months.
     
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank goodness, I was beginning to worry that it was something else!! The girls look pretty sorry right now though. Nothing worse than a faverolle with now muff! Thanks for your help.
    Sonja
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Oh wait til you see them after a full molt. they may have like 1 feather sticking out of some strange place.
     

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