molt in the north east

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by old geezer, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. old geezer

    old geezer Songster

    Sep 2, 2010
    cambridge , ny
    [​IMG]--questions-- this is only my second winter with chickens--last year only 1 bird went into a small molt --[​IMG]-----but this year--looks like some one had a pillow fight in my coop and run...[​IMG].. i live in " cambridge ny " right off the vt. border between saratoga ny and bennington vt---isn't this kinda late for a molt , ? a few of the hens look like something out of a horror flick..[​IMG]...eggs are way down which i really don't give too much of a hoot about , as they are pets mostly , being in the southern peripheal adirondack mountains , winter here can come fast and stay long , and also can be somewhat brutal for the most part----[​IMG] this late molt something i should be concerned with ????--they have a very nice adequialely sized coop , well ventilated , but not so large they feel like they are roosting in a 10 x10 storage bldg....any input would be really helpfull ,especially from byc living near by ,thanks:old..

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