Is this the wrong time to molt?

CharmedChickens

In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 20, 2012
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I have three hens and one of them is losing feathers like crazy. It looks like someone shredded a feather pillow in their run!! Seriously, there are feathers EVERYWHERE!!!

Anyhow I think this is the wrong time for molting? Is this normal? If not, what could it be?
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
15,100
675
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Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
Fall and early winter is when they usually molt. There are also mini-molts that occur for pullets.

What's funny is that eventually the field mice gather up the feathers and make nests with them, so I never have to clean them up. We have a field next to the pen.
 

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