Do Chickens Grow Down for the Winter?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by stevesoileau, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. stevesoileau

    stevesoileau Out Of The Brooder

    I have BOs, RIRs, BPR's and NHR's and I've noticed that there appears to be some white fluffy feathers coming out on most of my hens. Is this something akin to down on geese and ducks? A winter coat per say?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Could they be molting?

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