Molting??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by packobeagles, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. packobeagles

    packobeagles Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe my crested polish has started molting. Of course she would be the fist one to start molting since she was the first girl to lay an egg. There are tons of her feathers everywhere. Poor thing shakes and the feathers go flying. My question is about her behavior though. She is less active and not eating as much. Really, she seems kinda mopey. Is this normal? I have been giving her extra protein in the form of BOSS, tuna and scrambled egg. She is not voraciously eating these treats as she usually does but is eating. I think my Buff Brahma is starting to molt too but is seeming do it more slowly and acting normal.
    Thanks in advance for any input.
     
  2. jehaz

    jehaz Out Of The Brooder

    both my silver polish have been acting inactive too these last 2 days.
    They dont want to come out the coop and join in with the other chicken games.
     

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