Molting or not?

wichie

In the Brooder
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Oct 11, 2012
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Can anyone tell me if it is normal for my two young Silkie roosters to be shedding so many feathers. Everyday I go out to the chook pen and there are loads of feathers on the ground, and I am wondering if this is ok, or are they not getting enough of the correct food. I am thinking they are molting but not sure.

My Silike (the one I thought was a girl) crowed yesterday. So all the people who said it was a roo were correct, just waiting for the other to do the same.
 

hdowden

Crowing
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Aug 14, 2011
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pics? sounds like they are molting some baby feathers. are there new feathers growing in were the old ones were if not then i would look into them having lice
 

wichie

In the Brooder
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Oct 11, 2012
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Queensland Australia, and it has been really hot, no rain for ages.
 

ramirezframing

Crowing
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Mar 2, 2011
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yeah, I'd say molting some baby feathers. You cant never really say what a bird will end up exactly as an adult from chick cause they molt a few times before the adult feathers come in. Which is why lakenvelders can be all messed up in colors as teens but end up perfect by adult hood
 

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