Do roosters molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buck431397, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. buck431397

    buck431397 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    Pilesgrove, NJ
    I've noticed a few lovely long tail feathers wilting in the dirt, Is my rooster molting? or could he be sad that i have him locked in the pen when he usually is freeranging?[​IMG]
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Roosters molt. And the time of year is right. So that may well be what's going on.

    Sorry he's losing his lovely tail feathers. He should grow fresh new ones in and look even better than before. [​IMG]
  3. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Two of mine are molting, one has lost all his tail feathers and looks awful!! I picked him up yesterday and checked him all over to make sure it is just molting. Yep, healthy and clean, just molting! [​IMG]
  4. mikenandrea

    mikenandrea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2009
    Douglas, GA
    Well this is good to know whenever I start to see it happen as well..

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