FEATHER ISSUES

BLACKCATFARM

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I WROTE AWHILE BACK ABOUT A WYANDOTTE WITH TERRIBLE MOLTING. SHE'S HALF WAY THROUGH, BUT ESPECIALLY HER TAIL JUST LOOKS VERY STRAGGLY. I HAVE ADJUSTED HER DIET WITH MORE PROTEIN AND HAVE BEEN TREATING HER FOR MITES. ANY OTHER IDEAS? SHE'S OTHERWISE HEALTHY AND ACTIVE. THIS IS NOW MONTH 4 OF TRYING TO FINISH THE MOLT.
 

cavemanrich

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Looks like she is going thru a HARD MOLT. Those take a little longer than many other molts. Some of my chickens do go thru light molts. They just loose some feathers while others grow back at same time unnoticed. One of my hens was missing some feathers for about 5 months. Right on wings where clearly visible. I was not sure why soo long. 4 months later, and she looks like in a brand new coat. That was a long molt. During the 4 months she did not lay much.
WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,, :welcome
 

BLACKCATFARM

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Feb 8, 2018
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THAT'S RELIEVING TO HEAR! ALL 13 OF MY OTHER HENS WENT IN AND OUT OF MOLT NO PROBLEM, SO I WAS A BIT CONCERNED. CHECKING HER TONIGHT, SHE FELT PRETTY GOOD. HER FEATHERS WERE NOT AS COURSE FEELING AS THEY WERE JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO. I THINK THAT SHE MIGHT HAVE LAYED TODAY; THE EGG WAS SUPER TINY!
 

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