Chicken losing lots of feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenAKB, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. ChickenAKB

    ChickenAKB New Egg

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    Hi

    My bantam hen is losing its feathers rapidly. Is this just normal moulting?

    I have attached pictures...

    Thanks in advance

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Yes that looks like normal molting. You can see the new feathers growing in in your pictures. The first molt can occur at 16-18 months, and yearly thereafter. Any huge stress can also throw them into a molt.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is she? Looks like normal molting to me.
     
  4. ChickenAKB

    ChickenAKB New Egg

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    Thanks for replies. She would be about 16-18 months old so it must be moulting. Sorry for the bother as I am a complete newbie. Thanks!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't worry about seeming like a newbie-- the first molt is always a bit worrying and surprising! [​IMG]
     

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