Molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickensMcG, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. ChickensMcG

    ChickensMcG Out Of The Brooder

    Do chickens shed feathers like dogs shed hair, or do they only lose them when they're molting. There's a bunch of little feathers out there and no eggs.:|
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Yes they do,,,,especially when they are young I think it goes on for the first 4-5 months then settles down.
     

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