Molting Question

gltrap54

Songster
10 Years
Mar 26, 2010
122
13
161
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?
 

gltrap54

Songster
10 Years
Mar 26, 2010
122
13
161
Seems odd that none of the others are losing feathers.....
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
256
421
SW Arkansas
Quote: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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