chickens molting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hatchcrazzzy, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    here is a picture of my hen she is missing some neck feathers but loooks like new feathers coming in also just looks beat up is she molting
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    is she the rooster's favorite hen?
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i dont think so she hides in the chicken house . she is about 10 months old.i have 15 and about 10 are laying
  4. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    My 2 year old hens all got to really looking like heck, but now they have grown out fresh, new feathers, and look great. However, now, a couple of one year old hens have started molting, and they look terrible. Apparently it is just something they go through. My 2 year olds are finally starting back to laying. I was getting a little discouraged with them, but I believe they are going to come thru for me again. LOL I was about to start thinking 'sale barn' , because feed is getting higher all the time, and I wasn't getting anything back. Maybe they read my mind. [​IMG]

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