molting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by siz8003, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    none of chickens lay yet can they already molt?
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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Hey Sara.... If I remember correctly, mine all lost the first real feathers before they were laying. I think its part of the original process of getting their first feathers. My original flock is in their first molt and they look terrible.
     
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    there should be 10 primary feathers on the wing right?
     
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    I'm no help - never even knew there was suposed to be a particular number!
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    LOL.... I don't know either.
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Apr 20, 2008
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    My sex link lost her long tail feathers...well all but one and she is just 15 weeks. She seems perfectly fine other then that. She is still as bossy as ever LOL
     

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