Molting in November?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by HallChicks, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. HallChicks

    HallChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it normal for a hen to molt in November? How can I make sure she survives the cold? Help!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, mine moult between oh... Sept and March. The coolest time of the year. They live. :p
     
  3. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they stop laying they have don't have to expend energy making eggs so they have all that extra reserve to keep warm with.
     
  4. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkie chicken....why are the 4month old barred rock molting, but the one that are 7 months old have never molted? DJ [​IMG] Their diet is the same?
     
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  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Every bird is a bit different in when and how they moult. My flock molts between like sept and march, but not a single bird take from sept to march to moult. Usually 4-6 weeks per bird somewhere in that time frame. And the ones that moult are either a few feathers here and there, while a few that are, POOF, feathers on the ground with a walking naked pin cushion.
     
  6. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Walking feather pin cushion..my mom-n-law has had one of them since April..we are thinking about stitching it a sweater! Not kidding. :|
     
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  7. HallChicks

    HallChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice! [​IMG]
     

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