Molting

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by monkeybaby, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. monkeybaby

    monkeybaby New Egg

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    I have a chicken that is 2 years old. She started molting early this summer and it is still going on. she looks awful and has slowed way down on laying eggs about every other day isn't this suppose to be a short thing?
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC
    Molting is generally a short lived thing but not always. Check for other problems such as parasites (lice or mites). Also boost it's protein intake level up with either higher protein feed or add in cat food, cooked eggs and such. Is this bird in with a rooster? Can you post a pic of the bird? Most birds are just now starting into molt.
     
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  3. monkeybaby

    monkeybaby New Egg

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    I can get her picture tomorrow when it's light. There is no roster, only another hen She is a golden and the other is a Road Island Red-and mean! So is there usually a certain time of year that all chickens molt instead of based on their age? Thanks for the help.
     
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