molting question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by erlibrd, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can a chicken molt twice in a season? a 2 1/2 yr old hen just finished molting and she was back to normal -squatting, more friendly, now she is standoffish again and I found a small pile of feathers under the roost! & she looks a little shaggy.
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you sure she didn't get grabbed by something? I don't think they moult twice?...is she acting like maybe she is sick?
     
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  3. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No she wasn't grabbed by anything the coop and run are secure, unless one of the other hens scuffled with her. She doesn't act sick just unfriendly. I will observe her more closely today and check for anything like mites... thanks for your comments.
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had chickens molt twice but it was because i waited for the first molt to finsish before introducing some new chickens to the group. The new chickens started a molt and it caused my chickens to molt again. It is uncommon but it can happen.
     
  5. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you, I really hope that's it and she's not sick!!!!
     

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