Do roosters Molt?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Itsme, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Itsme

    Itsme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do roosters molt? [​IMG]

    And if they do, how does sit affect them?
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Yes...I don't think it really affects them, except they might not feel so pretty.
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Yes, roosters do go through a molt.

    It makes them stop laying eggs for a while until the molt is over. [​IMG]

    (just in case...the part about molting is true; the part about the eggs is a joke)
     
  4. Itsme

    Itsme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hhmmm, wonder when my boys are going to get on with it.

    P.S. I am a big Hiro fan....[​IMG]...he is beautiful.
    Is he a sweet heart too or just nice to look at?
     
  5. Itsme

    Itsme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]......good one!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My roosters are not laying-hey, they must be molting! [​IMG]
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:You beat me to it!

    They molt, its just not as noticable because there is no decrease in egg production
     
  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Quote:Awww thank you!! He's a good boy, probably because I cuddle and carry him around the yard all the time. Hopefully he keeps his manners.
     
  9. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I think they do,but I haven't noticed mine moulting as bad as the hens.
     

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