is this a normal moult?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sydney13, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

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    im not sure if this would be the right section but recently my hen has started to loos some feathers on her back and chest like this
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    and when i was giving her a bath i noticed the under feathers look like this
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    she probably just molting but normally dont they stop laying when they molt and is this the right time of season for a molt? she is around 7 months old and she has just begun to lay and is laying a egg almost every day?
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010
  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

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    I can't really see from the picture, but they look like pin feathers. somtimes I've noticed pin feathers when my birds are moulting. So I think it's normal. [​IMG]
     

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