Molting question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rising_Phoenix, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Rising_Phoenix

    Rising_Phoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    May 5, 2009
    Eastern Ks
    I thought my oldest hen Luna was molting but now I'm not to sure, because she has lost all the feathers on her back. Is this normal or are the others hens picking on her?
     
  2. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Have you seen any blood on her??? Do you have a rooster in with her??
     
  3. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    How old is she? Has she already been through a molt in the last few months?
     
  4. Rising_Phoenix

    Rising_Phoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have a rooster and no I haven't seen any blood, She is 1 year and 7 months old this is her first molt since being a little baby.
     
  5. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    If she has not had a molt since she started laying eggs, I would assume (in answer to your original post) that she has begun to molt. They get their first BIG molt between 18-24 months.
     

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