I think they MIGHT be molting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Sep 26, 2011.

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    These pictures were taken just before the third time this week I raked their runs! [​IMG]
     

  2. Flip-N-Flogging

    Flip-N-Flogging Songster

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    Is anyone missing? I've seen attacks that favor that scene!
     
  3. Quote:[​IMG] Nope. That was my first thought when I came outside to this last week....but everyone's there...and only about 1/2 of the bird they once were! [​IMG]

    Last week, it was in the low 70s...Saturday we were close to 100 degrees and today--it's been in the 50s and pouring rain. It's like someone flipped a switch...no eggs (over 60 hens), feathers everywhere....must be fall. [​IMG]
     
  4. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    x2 I have seen attacks that look like a pillow full of feathers just blew up.[​IMG]

    Are you positive.
     
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  5. I know--and that's just from three pens...the Golden Laced Cochins, Orloffs and Sussex! The Creves, Sumatras & Houdans don't look much better...the ducks & geese are almost done with their molts...which reminds me--molting Sebbies are really messy!
     

  6. Quote:Oh yeah...I'm positive. I do a head count twice a day, inspect the runs while I'm at it. Everyone is accounted for...just bald. [​IMG]
     
  7. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

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  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Gosh, I was under the impression a few, local, high-schoolers with enough machismo to have a pillow fight had just staged a few clandestine, no, even stealth mode bouts on my property lately. [​IMG]

    But then I saw the earliest victim of a full-blown molt: half-naked, clearly miserable Rebecca, a 2 year old EE.

    Lordy, it's going to get worse, isn't it??
     

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