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Moulting ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Minx, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Minx

    Minx Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 29, 2008
    Western Australia
    My broody hatched one egg and all is well with baby [​IMG] My concern is that the hen is losing alot of feathers and was wondering if this is a normal thing thats happens afterwards ?? She seems healthy and happy otherwise.
     
  2. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    Florida
    Molting is a normal thing that happens this time of year (shorter dayss).
     
  3. Minx

    Minx Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Our normal time of year for moulting is Feb - March here in WA, thats why I wondered if it was something that happened after being broody ?? or if it was just a fluke ??

    I am feeding her a higher protein diet anyway so hopefully all will be well ... thanks for your input [​IMG]

    Has anyone had a hen go into the moult after chicks have hatched ??
     
  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    My hen was broody on nonfertile eggs for a couple months, then she molted, laid a few more eggs and went broody again.
    Two of my hens are just finishing up a molt. The other four had molted end of sept and Oct, they also molt in spring
     

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