Guinea Molt?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by sashanellie, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. sashanellie

    sashanellie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I was just wondering - all my hens, both chickens and guinea fowl, are just over a year old. They seem to be in a molt, though I am not familiar with what this looks like. It started with my New Hampshire Red, who looks horrible, by the way, and now it looks like it is happening with the guinea girls. Is this something guineas go through, or are they sick? There are a lot of little "floatie" pieces that are clear and look like shavings of feather pins all over the coop, as well as the piles of little baby feathers everywhere.
    thanks.
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    All birds molt. Youngsters molt as they lose their baby feathers and gain their adult feathers. Adult poultry normally molt once a year. Some types of birds molt both in the spring and fall.
     

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