Molting for two this natural?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by umanduhbree, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. umanduhbree

    umanduhbree Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 6, 2011
    Lacona, IA
    My ladies started molting in late November when Iowa has a short cold snap. We have a whole flock of bare headed chickens and a few with bare backs. However, Iowa didn't stay cold and we went through several weeks of 40-60 degree weather. Now, almost two months later, my ladies are still bare. They haven't lost anymore feathers, nor have they regrown them. This is my first winter with chickens, and i don't know if this is natural or not. I thought molting only took a few weeks, but this is their first winter too so maybe they don't quite know what to do. I am concerned that something else may be wrong. I have checked for mites and any other signs of buggy foul play, but I don't see any. If anyone has had this happened and can alleviate my concerns I would greatly appreciate it.
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    How old are they? Do you have a rooster?

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