- Jul 5, 2010
Just wanted to share my story about my SLW who is molting. About 10-14 days ago Empress started molting big-time. She looked nearly naked in what seemed like just a couple days. She was freaked-out about it and started pecking her wings which were really bare. I wasn,t sure what to do, separating her wouldn't protect her from herself. I checked her over real good to make sure she didn't have lice, she was nice and clean. I knew she and her friends wouldn't be able to resist if they could see red, so how to cover her wings? I tried a couple bandaids but she got them off. So I covered the bandaids with duct tape. It took a couple tries to get it on right so she couldn't get it off. Anyhow after a week or so the tape came off and no more sores just healthy new feathers growing in. I'm so happy things didn't go the other way, she is normally a very good chicken. She is still alittle crabby about her moult, chasing her friends if they get too close. Maybe being top hen is hard when you're molting.