molting

Discussion in 'Quail' started by beepbeepinajeep, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coturnix have started molting. How long does it last? Is it similar to chickens?

    TIA:)
     
  2. Ironsun

    Ironsun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    The annual moult lasts approx 6 weeks, in this time adult birds will lose all their feathers and regrow them. Normally the first to come out are the flight feather which take the longest to grow back.

    Ironsun.
     

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