do males molt

chickie momma di

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11 Years
Jun 6, 2008
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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.
 

muell112

Songster
10 Years
Feb 4, 2009
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Bangor, ME
All my roosters (3) are loosing their tail feathers too. I thought it might be picking but haven't seen anyone do anything yet.
 

sheeshshe

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10 Years
May 6, 2009
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all birds molt.
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just like animals shed their fur.
 

Year of the Rooster

Sebright Savvy
11 Years
Jun 27, 2008
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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!
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My rooster has also molted his tail feathers. They are already growing back. I can't wait to see his pretty tail again!
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chickie momma di

Songster
11 Years
Jun 6, 2008
181
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Southeastern, MA
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.
 

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