For the new folks that haven't experienced a molt yet.

Happy Chooks

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They say pictures are worth a thousand words, so I thought I'd share my picture for all those new to chicken raising on what it looks like when a chicken molts.

Now keep in mind, this hen is going through a very hard molt. (she didn't molt this badly last year) She's a 2 1/2 year old Sicilian Buttercup. You can also see that her comb is shriveled up.


 

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She's a beautiful girl and I've never seen a molt before so it's my first that I've seen. I wonder what new feather colors they get after molting? Like for example after they molt and get new feathers in. Will their new feathers be multi-colored like all white feathers with black specks?
 
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