Fall molt?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by flockof4, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. flockof4

    flockof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE has been losing feathers for a little while now and I'm wondering if this is normal. She is about 9 months old and stopped laying eggs around the same time the feathers started falling off. Everything else looks normal and healthy. Just curious.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sounds like a molt to me. Many chickens go through a mini-molt in the 7 to 9 month range.
     

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