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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Sep 26, 2011.
These pictures were taken just before the third time this week I raked their runs!
Is anyone missing? I've seen attacks that favor that scene!
Quote: 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!
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.
x2 I have seen attacks that look like a pillow full of feathers just blew up.
Are you positive.
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!
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.
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.
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??