I can safely say my hens are molting?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nicole01, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm finding a blanket of feathers in the morning on the coops floor. They are not pecking each other, they'd fall off the roost and its 100% pitch black.

    My only layers right now are 1 that's not molting and 2 of the 3 I bought in early March as chicks.

    I'm hoping this molting process passes quickly. I'm terribly missing my fresh eggs. We've had to buy from the store a few times.:(
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as long theres no spots of blood, they are molting. !
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Their feathers are everywhere! They are falling off just by walking and especially when they clean themselves. I hope it's not too long of a process.lol. I need my eggs badly! They started 1-2 weeks ago.
     
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  4. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that when a chicken molts fast they go back to laying quicker.
     

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