Is this moulting?

Hennyhandler

SilkieJax
10 Years
Jun 10, 2009
1,097
8
163
Cullman
I have pullets, i think they're around 13 weeks, somewhere in there. Anyway i moved them a couple of weeks ago to their chicken coop and they started to lose feathers. I go in there and there is long feathers and the down ones too. I thought it was just stress from being moved but it's continued. They don't have any problems like pecking or anything to prove their stressed so i thought they might be going through a moult. How long does moulting last?
 

JennsPeeps

Rhymes with 'henn'
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
6,583
26
261
South Puget Sound
Hi there,

None of my birds have molted yet. The oldest are over a year and the youngest are about 6 weeks. I've got some "tweens" that are about 3 months old. I forgot how many feathers they shed during the growing cycle. I'm finding lots of feathers from my tweens right now. It's not a molt, just shedding of feathers.

Someone on BYC told me that when they molt, you'll know it. "It'll look like a feather bomb went off," they said.
 

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