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is she molting (Pic)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CrazyChickensEverwhere, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was been loosing feathers for 1-2 months now. she has got some back


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  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    perhaps. hard to tell with the pictures. most chickens do go thru a molting stage sometime during their lifespan.
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Chickens do molt in the summer sometimes.
     
  4. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has your weather been really funky? I've read several members say that their flocks seem to be having a mini-moult and it may be due to the really strange, late rains that we've had here.
     
  5. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shes a year old. and yes we have had funky weather cold and night, hot during the day. sometimes rainy in the morning. we also had a late spring. shes been like this for 1-2 months tho.
     
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  6. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think this is molting. When chickens molt, don't they loose all their feathers in about 3 wks? I'd be looking at what other hen(s) are pulling feathers.
     
  7. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why would they pull feathers I supply unlimited feed?
     
  8. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has nothing to do with feed. It has to do with pecking order and some of those higher up hens can be real poops!! [​IMG]
     
  9. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. And I read online that it has to do with light they will pick at each other at night it there is light on. and I leave my light on 24/7 so im turning it off at night now.
     

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