Is this the wrong time to molt?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CharmedChickens, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. CharmedChickens

    CharmedChickens Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It's most definitely molting season. Totally normal.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right time for molting. My yard looks as if a hen exploded.

    Chris
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    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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