molting chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickachickawhat, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when do chickens molt ? and what are the first stages of it?
     
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I have about eight going through a light molt right now. [​IMG] I wish they would have done this when it was warmer. They are White Faced Black Spanish and Phoenix. The Phoenix are all bald as apples - and both breeds are losing feathers here and there on their backs and have little downy ones coming in. They look awful and I've been worried about all this cold weather. But they seem to be doing just fine. My Golden Penciled Hamburgs and Silver Leghorns are not molting at all.

    I've read of several people that have chickens molting right now.

    Hope that helps.

    Penny
     
  3. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Strange thing is that my chickens are molting!! They look diseased [​IMG]!
     

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