Chickens molting?

Granitestater

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Im in Derry NH and my girl is molting too. First thought the new teenage boys were at her, which they are, but shes lost soooo much, tail included, i know its a molt. He stepsister finished her molt a month ago. Boy they look so sad and unhealthy when molting, i was surprised. But the sister looks fabulous now and seems to feel good. I would just keep them protected from the cold-----29 tonight!!!!!!
 

vantain

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Im in Derry NH and my girl is molting too. First thought the new teenage boys were at her, which they are, but shes lost soooo much, tail included, i know its a molt. He stepsister finished her molt a month ago. Boy they look so sad and unhealthy when molting, i was surprised. But the sister looks fabulous now and seems to feel good. I would just keep them protected from the cold-----29 tonight!!!!!!
She will be ok at 29. I had a hen molt in January, and it was in the teens below zero. She survived it just fine.
 

GC-Raptor

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I'm in southern New Hampshire. Is it late for my chickens to be molting?
My first hen of 3 started to molt a week ago.
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She's on the left.
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This photo was taken yesterday.
Last winter she was last to molt. She started the last week of January.
I do add lights at 5 am year round. No additional lights 15 minutes past sunset, which is currently 4:22 here. GC
 
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