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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TomGallopavo, Dec 29, 2011.
I can't find any bugs on her, she is about 9 months old and none of her sibs are losing feathers...
Two of my girls hatched at the end of Feb./beginning of March are molting while one has not. I'd always read that chickens would not molt their first year, and that was true of my original flock (although they'd been summer hatchlings). So it's certainly possible (and likely) that your girl is just molting.
eta - just took a closer look at your girl (didn't realize I could make your pic larger). She's def. molting.
I would also agree she is molting, our girls are also 9 months and several went into molt over the past few weeks and one looks similar to yours, no neck feathers and just plain scraggly in other places. I tend to believe is has to do with climate also, but not 100% just an opinion from our flock this year.
Thanks guys, that's what I thought...we have 14 chickens and she is the only one, just wanted to make sure!
Yep, she's molting.
Not all things are alike and she is colder than the others and need more down to keep her warm.