Molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by busybeelee, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. busybeelee

    busybeelee Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 17, 2010
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    My BR started loosing feathers months ago. She never slowed or stopped producing until recently. At the time we had a roo and he seemed to peck at her back quite a bit. We have since re-homed the roo. He has been gone for about a month now. She got one new feather that immediately fell out. Will she ever get her feathers back? Is she molting or do you think her feather loss was due to roo or something else?
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    It might have been due to the rooster mating her, and when she molts(which happens in the fall) she'll get them back. If she's already molting the in a few weeks she'll grow new ones. [​IMG]
     

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