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Molting? Holy chicken....show me your molting chickens *PICS*

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by dwegg, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Poor Belle...this is my very first chicken molt, she has stopped laying, is not her gregarious self, spends time by herself...hope she pulls through soon. Am looking forward to seeing her beautiful new feathers.
    This what she did look like...she is a dominique.
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    Now she looks like this...
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    So here is Belle today almost back to normal...
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    and now my Bacon is molting...poor girl...she is my green/blue egg layer
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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    OMG - Poor Girl! [​IMG]
     
  3. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Poor little friend!
    Loads of yummy tuna and scrambled eggs for her so she can grow her beautiful feathers again!

    Brightest Blessings
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Tisk, tisk! Showing your birds in their Time of Shame! It's embarrassing! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  7. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that really it? So much hype about molting and I really don't see how it's awful or anything. My Japs were in molt when I bought them, month later, their tail feathers are long again, but nothing much else different.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is not all there is to it, trust me. Those are not in a terrible molt. It can be really awful. Their bodies are depleted and any health issue they have is magnified because of it.
     
  9. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks for the tip about the tuna and scrambled egg...they will get that in the morning [​IMG]
     
  10. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    its always a good idea to bulk up their protien, it is a hard time for them, in pet birds they sell vitamin and minerals for when they molt, not sure how that would work with chickens-
     

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