Molting already

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by leighanngue, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. leighanngue

    leighanngue Out Of The Brooder

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    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 ?
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  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine decided to start at fair[​IMG]. Judge didn't seem too impressed at that moment...
     
  3. leighanngue

    leighanngue Out Of The Brooder

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    ohh that would be a bummer =[ I live in las vegas .. we dont have fun stuff like that to do here =[
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    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! [​IMG]
     
  5. leighanngue

    leighanngue Out Of The Brooder

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    I remeber when I had ducks as a kid .. seems like they molted every year, can't remember what time of year they did it tho
     
  6. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is molted
     
  7. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    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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