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are my chickens molting... or is this from my rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wnthunting, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. wnthunting

    wnthunting Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens all have bare backs... not sure if they are molting or if its from my rooster.... what do you all think???
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Sounds like you have an overzealous rooster. Springtime is mating season.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    or a combination - my hens looked terrible when my roo, came of age so to speak. But I think that he just magnifed the molt, feathers already falling out, fall out quicker with pulls on them. However, everything I read said older roos get better technique. And the only way to get an older one, is to wait.

    Anyway, my roo got older, the girls got over the molt, and everyone looks beautiful now.

    MrsK
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    If it's just on the back, it's Mr. Roo. But it could be a combination as well. Still, they don't molt only on the back, they molt all over.
     

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