Is this what molting is supposed to look like?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nksg75, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Nksg75

    Nksg75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is not a true emergency, however could you look at the pics of my silkie and give me your opinion. I believe she may be molting, she is about 18-19 months old, so this would be her first molt. Does this look like molting to you? I have not owned chickens long enough to expierence this. If it is molting, great! On the down side, she has once again decided to be broody. I am in the midst of stopping her, because she has already brooded twice this year and if she is indeed molting that's way to hard on her little body.

    I tried posting on another thread, and never got any replies, so I decided to try again.

    This is what she usually looks like:



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    And this vulture looking thing is her now:
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    She does not seem to have feather loss anywhere else on her barring the crest so this may not be molt. Do you have her in a mixed flock with other breeds?
     
  3. Nksg75

    Nksg75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, however she is close to the top of pecking order.
     

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