molting roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChuckenGirl, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    835
    2
    161
    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    My roosters are currently molting and they are usually aggressive birds and they gradually getting "wimpy". When they molt do the do that or are they just losing their "gameyness"
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,272
    24
    181
    Mar 4, 2008
    Michigan
    When birds moult it hurts them. Some birds get mean, some get wimpy. Usually though, after the moult is over, and the new feathers are all grown in, they will go back to their normal behavior. If you want to see what you can do to help them through the moult faster, you can read an article on my blog HERE . Good luck!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by