Stars can't shine without darkness
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- May 31, 2019
My 17 month old Barred Rock hen started dropping feathers everywhere yesterday which didn't phase me since her flockmates are molting. Whenever I let everyone out to free range this evening, I found Sue back in the run roosting after not a lot of free ranging and she was puffed up. I feel something in her crop and she'll accept scratch and raisins (only offering this junk food/treats to make sure she'll eat something), so I believe she's been eating today. I decided to bring her inside to get a look at her poop and hopefully ease my worries but that didn't happen. I'm more worried now. She was moving around inside and was talkative, like usual. The other BR in her flock had a difficult few days with molting as well, but she seems to have made it past the worst of it and is back to mingling and her normal personality. Out of her other 3 flockmates, 1 SLWyandotte is done molting, other SLWyandotte dropped feathers like crazy everywhere for the past few days but she's normal acting, and the Buff Orpington is only dropping a few feathers a day and otherwise normal. What are your thoughts on this?