Full blown molt as 7 months?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Uzuri, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    So I've been finding gold feathers on the floor under Buffy for a couple days now and thinking "$%#& little Wyandottes, gotta get those peepers back on", but today I decided to check her out more closely and she appears to be in full-blown molt -- neck all over pin-feathers and if you pulled on her chest feathers gently they'd come out. She's also had an attitude change, much like the adults in molt -- very PMS-y.

    Now I've heard of the 9-mo "mini molt" but I didn't know that it looked so much like the real thing. Is this normal? I've already checked for mites and lice and didn't see anything obvious.
  2. flockof4

    flockof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2010
    Webster Groves, MO
    Sounds like a molt. One of mine went through a molt around that age.

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