Molting Question

gltrap54

Songster
11 Years
Mar 26, 2010
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I have one golden comet hen out of a flock of six that is losing her neck feathers. They've been laying for a year now and none of them have molted. She doesn't seem to be losing feathers any where else. No signs of her being pecked........ Any guesses?
 

maybejoey

got chickenidous?
8 Years
Aug 3, 2011
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HairyMan (towns nickname)
Some chickens will molt completely bald in one or two areas. My rooster chancey lost all of her feathers exvcept for maybe 10.
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gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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661
SW Arkansas
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Generally the way it works, at least with my chooks, is that the egg production will start dropping. About a week or so later you'll start noticing lots of feathers in the coop, like a pillow fight gone wrong.

I have hens in both coops molting right now. To look at most of the hens they look fine, only a few are scraggly. However, chickens are individuals just like people. Most will molt at approximately the same time but not always.
 

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