Is my chicken molting? Pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aceriderbetty, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. aceriderbetty

    aceriderbetty Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 9 month old EE's is losing feathers and looks ragged. Is she molting?

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    Thanks - Betty
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep sure looks like she is molting to me.
     
  3. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, scary ain't it!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup.
     
  5. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like molt to me. Here is one of our hens on her molt. They can get pretty naked.


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  6. mandiedriskill

    mandiedriskill Out Of The Brooder

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  7. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    My girls are about 9 months old I got them in April this year But none have molted yet, When should I expect this to happen and is different for different breeds?
     
  8. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Quote:If you are in a mild-winter climate (as I am), then you may never see a molt. I just see feathers all over the yard, but the chickens never look bad.
     
  9. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    I have a turkey hen that pretty much looks like your hen right now. Pathetic looking as they go through a molt. She's fine, nothing is wrong with her, a natural process.
     
  10. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you are in a mild-winter climate (as I am), then you may never see a molt. I just see feathers all over the yard, but the chickens never look bad.

    It is mild here in winter(well I don't call it mild lol) and I have seen feathers around the yard, sometimes its the black hens and sometimes its the white hens but they still look pretty.
     

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