Loosing Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Royal Chicken, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Royal Chicken

    Royal Chicken New Egg

    Oct 18, 2012
    When I chicken molts, will it loose all of it's feathers at once. Or will it loose them slowly as new feathers grow in? Will the chicken go bald for a little while? [​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] It depends upon the individual bird. Some will 'blow' all of their feathers at one time and run around nearly naked with porcupine like quills. Others drop a few feathers at a time and molt over a prolonged period.

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