Fall molting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ajackalope, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. ajackalope

    ajackalope Just Hatched

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    Does any one have experience with their birds molting in the fall. I live in NJ and have 6 Jersey Red Rocks that are 18 months old. One of them started molting in late September, she has almost all her feathers back now another has started. I checked them for mites but did'the find anything. The are bred for the North East weather but I'must afraid the will get to cold.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    My hens are molting right now, they normally molt late November. I live in VA, so I don't think it gets as cold down here as soon. Keep an eye on them. You could put a heating lamp in the coop if you are really worried of them being to cold, what is the weather like now?
     
  3. ajackalope

    ajackalope Just Hatched

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    30's to mid40'see at night and into the 60'system during the day. We pulled the broader lamp out just in case
     
  4. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all in various stages of molt. I don't really worry about them getting cold. Figure Mother Nature decided they should molt at this time of year. Must be safe for them. They'll all have brand new warm feathers when it gets really cold in another month or so.
     

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