molting in the summer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by two j farm, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. two j farm

    two j farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do chicken molt in the summer? My chicken pens have feathers everywhere but the chickens look good. I live in Louisiana and it is HOT here. I know this past winter they when through the molt but would they be doing it again this soon. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Many start to lose feathers through the summer without it actually being a molt. Feathers get loosen from mating and moving around, last year's feathers are getting worn and broken just through use, so you will always start to see some feathers lose this time of year.
     
  3. two j farm

    two j farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     

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