Moulting question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrsc1951, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. mrsc1951

    mrsc1951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Largo, Florida
    I have 5 hens that are 15 months old. All 5 were hatched together, but not all the same breed. One of them (a Light Brahma) began moulting almost 2 weeks ago but none of the others are showing any signs of losing any feathers at all. Wouldn't they moult at about the same time or am I just being a worry wart? She has a sister and there are 2 Australorps and a bantam EE. Just wondering if this is normal or could there be something wrong with Dolly - she looks so pitiful and has become more aggressive with the younger girls.
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    when they molt doesnt have to be the same time......and they molt at different speeds. some might not even look like they are molting

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