Molting????????? Now????

ChickenKid11

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 10, 2011
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The other day my chickens started losing feathers on the front is them it is all the same place! My question is: Are they molting? If not what is it? And is there anything I should do?
 

JodyJo

Songster
9 Years
Sep 27, 2010
2,786
42
188
Colorado
My 39 week olds have started....here are a couple good shots to show you what it looks like:





I only have a couple girls molting...it went no further then the necks...every day I check them and one or two more
join in...but it doesn't last long...looks horrid though huh?
 

Chick Lover 1

In the Brooder
9 Years
Dec 29, 2010
16
0
22
I have two hens molting now during the winter too. It is there first molt and they are losing a good amount of feathers.
 

dbounds10

Songster
8 Years
Mar 15, 2011
630
16
131
Fort Worth, Tx
I was just going to start a new post cause I was not sure it was a molt. I thought they started with the wing feathers and I expected a lot more feather loss but Penny is only losing them on her head and neck. She looks terrible, and she has not layed in several weeks!





 

dbounds10

Songster
8 Years
Mar 15, 2011
630
16
131
Fort Worth, Tx
Quote:Aww Thanks! She is my favorite and everything always seems to happen to her. She broke her beak about 6 months ago, then she got the fowl pox and gave it to everyone else....now she looks like someone took a cheese grater to her head! I been calling her Baldy McBald....
 
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