Molting

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  1. Dollie 1

    Dollie 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can some one help me,what is it mean when your chicken is molting an what is it.
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    'Molting' is when chickens lose their feathers and grow new feathers. It may be a gradual process or they may suddenly lose most of their feathers and look like two legged porcupines with their new feather growth.
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Ha! sourland gave a great description! Google it..you find all sorts of funny photos of them during their molt. :)
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's a natural process for them but, giving them some extra protein can help them grow back good feathers.
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  7. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] Thanks for joining us!
     
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  8. Flaisure

    Flaisure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious how often chicken molt? I have a year old EE and her feathers look worn lol, but she has never molted.
     
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  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    :yuckyuck. Vintage sourland!
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Once a year for birds over a year old. Usually at the end of summer or early in the fall.
     
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