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

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenKid11, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chirping

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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?
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

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    My 39 week olds have started....here are a couple good shots to show you what it looks like:

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    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?
     
  3. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chirping

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    It does look horrid!
     
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Songster

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    Yup. My barred rocks just decided to start, too.
     
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

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    I've got some molting also.
     
  6. Chick Lover 1

    Chick Lover 1 In the Brooder

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    I have two hens molting now during the winter too. It is there first molt and they are losing a good amount of feathers.
     
  7. dbounds10

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    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!

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  8. I have one who is starting to molt again. She is 2 years old and had a light molt in the fall. She's also stopped laying. [​IMG]
     
  9. mommissan

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    Just wanted to let you know, Penny is just adorable! She's a cutie even with that 5:00 shadow! [​IMG]
     
  10. dbounds10

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    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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