Bald button, do they molt?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by taprock, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    In the past day my girl has lost a great deal of feathers. I don't know what is going on. Any ideas?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. nothingbutbirds

    nothingbutbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,196
    37
    156
    Aug 9, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    looks like she is molting.Does she have a male with her?
     
  3. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes she is in with a male and a female...her grown chick she hatched out.
     
  4. nothingbutbirds

    nothingbutbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,196
    37
    156
    Aug 9, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    if she gas missing feathers on her head as well it may be the male
     
  5. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,276
    31
    151
    May 28, 2012
    Colorado
    one of the other two are plucking her. molting is usually even and really not seen as a naked bird just more feathers in the cage. I would take her or the other female out. They will be much happier in a single pair.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by