MOULTING SIGNS & STRESS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by barney, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. barney

    barney Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 25, 2008
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    Hi,
    We just became the parents of 13 beautiful laying chickens (different breeds).
    One of them is growing back her new feathers. She's not as perky as the rest. Is this a normal thing or should I be worrying? Thanks in advance..Chris [​IMG]
     
  2. rockyroo

    rockyroo Out Of The Brooder

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    no need too worry moulting can be stressful on hens
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    It can tire them out and it can also keep them from laying while they are moulting.
     

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