Molting in April?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nakstk, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Speckled Sussex are 9 months old. The other day I noticed feathers all over their run. I thought there might be a feather picker so I watched them for awhile and didn't see one. I did see that Betty is the one missing feathers. I was letting them free range and I went to grab her and she ran I grabbed her tail feathers and one fell out fairly easily. I looked her over and didn't find any mites or lice. Feathers were falling out of her just from me moving them to look for bugs. I did notice that up by her head there are new feathers starting to grow in. She is not acting any differently. Is this just a soft molt or could it be something else?
     
  2. Jenny28

    Jenny28 Out Of The Brooder

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    All my hens molt in April/May. Always have. No eggs right now for me. [​IMG]
     
  3. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I have this post to look back on. LOL my SS are at it again with their Molting in April. This time I just found it odd because they molted in Sept/Oct too. I guess they just want to have pretty feathers.
     

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