Moulting question

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

  1. mrsc1951

    mrsc1951 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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