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do males molt

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickie momma di, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope this is the place to put this but ......... do males molt?
    my alfa male has lost his tail feathers and none of the girls have any bald spots. does this happen to the boys too?
    i've looked for mites there none and he is growing a bunch of new feathers all over. everyone looks happy and healthy.
     
  2. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my roosters (3) are loosing their tail feathers too. I thought it might be picking but haven't seen anyone do anything yet.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes, roosters molt too. Mine has just about finished his.
     
  4. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all birds molt. [​IMG] just like animals shed their fur.
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Yes, ALL chickens molt, regardless of sex or breed. Some molt harder than others, though, so you may not notice it or they may be bald! [​IMG] My rooster has also molted his tail feathers. They are already growing back. I can't wait to see his pretty tail again! [​IMG]
     
  6. djackjr

    djackjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So true my parrot is molting and my house is all feathers!!!!
     
  7. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone now i won't worry. i was wondering if something bad was up but i havn't seen any pecking or any other problems.
    that just explains where all the feathers are comming from in the coop.
    no one is bald though. i can't waite to see his pretty tail again. he looks so funny without it. we laugh at him.
    he's still the great protector though.
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Roosters do molt too.
     

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