Moulting a normal thing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Supermommy486, May 23, 2010.

  1. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up a hen and pullet yesterday (Raised together) and the hen is just a little over a year old. I got her home and noticed she is moulting? Is this normal?
    Do they do it after they start laying or something?
    Thank [​IMG]
     
  2. Chicky Mama

    Chicky Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They molt like any bird does. when exactly who knows for sure. I've seen where it's at the end of summer but if she's stressed that could be or it's just her time for new feathers.[​IMG] Some of mine are a year old now and i haven't really noticed it yet but, one of our friends lost a older hen that molted rite at the begining of winter and it killed her cuz it gets cold where we are.
     
  3. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okie dokie. I shall not worry then, Thanks!!![​IMG]
     

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