Molting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by calmom2, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. calmom2

    calmom2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Morning
    I have 3 girls and one of them has lost a significant amount of her feathers under her wings only.
    I have been reading about Molting and It seems she should be staring on her head? I would not have known unless I performed my regular check up on them one day.
    You have to really lift up her wings to see that she is pretty bare. The others have no sign of anything unusual, just the one, Rhode Island Red. She is a bit irritable and certainly does not want me touch her at all. She is about 9 months old.
    Thank you
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    All chickens have a bare spot under their wings. It is normal and not from molting.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
  3. calmom2

    calmom2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well this is not a bare spot it's new and only one has it. She's loosing them
     

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