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Molt/butchering

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by scooter147, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

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    As anyone else noticed their birds molting earlier this year? not to mention that the leaves seem to be turning and some falling already.

    My henhouse looks like I had several fox attacks in it, feathers, feathers everywhere.

    I was planning on butchering my 28 month old white rocks layers the weekend of Columbus day (when I ususally cull my older layers) but I may have to put it off a while. Nothing worse in my experinece any way then cleaning a chicken during molt.

    I don't want to skin.
     

  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Songster

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    Some of my hens are molting now too. Not sure why, but I too have seen the early signs of Fall.
     

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