Molting question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crooked stripe, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I read and seen some pics here of molting chickens that where almost bald. Do they all molt the same way. I went through the 13 week molt, feathers every where but no bald spots. Do they ever molt in the winter? If so how do you keep the pour things from freezing to death? Some pics where just pitiful. John
  2. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Different chickens (not just different breeds, but different chickens within a breed) molt differently. Some go almost bald, while others are hardly noticeable.

    I've never really noticed them molting in the dead of winter, but so long as you keep them out of the draft they should be fine.

    -Frank Blissett

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: