Molting Questions...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HenThymes, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    I think that most of my flock is starting to go through a molt, is mid summer the right time for that or does it depend on where you live?? Do they molt on their breasts, two of my hens and completely naked on their entire undersides. One of them has little shafts starting to some back in so I am assuming that she is going through a molt? She has also stopped laying but the other little hen doing the same thing is still laying at the moment. I am not seeing them loose very many feathers on their top sides, is this normal?? While my other girls LF out in the big pen are loosing more top and tail feathers than chest feathers, I'm confused. [​IMG] We have also looked an there are no bugs, we stay pretty on top of that. TYIA [​IMG]
     
  2. purelypoultry

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    Mid summer would be about right for a normal molting time. Molting happens all over the body. She would be finishing her molt.
     
  3. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:Can some just look for obvious than others with their molting?
     
  4. scooter147

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    Yes, some chickens will look almost naked others will loose feathers at such a rate you hardly notice.
     

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