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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenDaughter, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. ChickenDaughter

    ChickenDaughter New Egg

    Sep 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    My Cuckoo Maran, Luna Doo, is 1 year and 3months young.. Yesterday morning, she just started to shed feathers randomly.. She is an indoor gal half the day and the other half grazing with her sisters.
    The feathers are coming out from her back, chest, etc in random places...

    Is this early molting? It's September... Is this normal?

    Thank you so muches for reading!!!

    Love & Light

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    IMO it's not early. Normal. They can molt any time of the year but mostly from August to December.
    It's also the right age. Some of the breed I raise, if hatched in winter or early spring, molt their first autumn.
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  3. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2012
    South West France
    My Marans, who is a very large girl (almost 5 kg!), suffers badly in the heat, and this year she started moulting at the end of July / beginning of August, I think as a reaction to the very hot weather we were having. So it's not too early at all.

    As long as she is eating and drinking normally, I wouldn't worry about her.
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  4. ChickenDaughter

    ChickenDaughter New Egg

    Sep 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA

    She has been slowly getting her appetite back. She has been dealing with laying for about 6months...I make her crushed oyster shells,coconut flakes, wheat bran, and kefir. She hops on the counter to nibble while I make it for her. Her poop gets yellow fizzy if she has too much kefir...so I have given her a two days off the kefir..She doesn't usually eat her calcium on her own, but the last couple days she has...

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