Molting already

leighanngue

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 22, 2013
22
6
26
Las Vegas NV
this hen of mine molts every year .. but thank goodness she started now .. and not in December like last year ... poor Hanny penny... anyone else molting yet ?
 

brahmabreeder

Songster
7 Years
Feb 22, 2012
2,516
125
211
Northeast Ohio
Mine decided to start at fair
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. Judge didn't seem too impressed at that moment...
 

b.hromada

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 9, 2009
15,720
951
461
south Florida, Pompano Beach
I've had a couple go through their moult already. Even my duck and goose have gone through it also. I guess it just depends on the bird? I know what you mean, at least its now, instead of the winter. Down here, I don't really need to worry to much about that!
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Chicks Galore3

Artistic Bird Nut
8 Years
Dec 16, 2011
8,139
204
326
Iowa
what is molted

Chickens (and other birds) go through a "molt" every year - they shed their current set of feathers, either gradually or all at once, depending on the chicken, and grow back new ones. These new fresh feathers help them get ready for winter.
 

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