moutling - help first one want to make sure she isnt sick

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by urmymom, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. urmymom

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks healthy to me. [​IMG] Most molting hens look this bad, or worse. You might notice her temperament change (she'll probably get more submissive, and be a little less active), but as long as she acts normal otherwise, she's fine.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

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    Normal.
    They look like hell and they don't feel good either.
    Upping the protein helps.
     
  4. urmymom

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    thank you... this is the first moulting. i have heard of it but have never seen it until NOW.. damb she looks bad.... have had her for over a year and its the first one... i was wondering why i wasnt getting eggs lately...... THANK you.........
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    The molt can be anytime but normally the second autumn and every year thereafter.

    It takes a lot of protein to make feathers and they take that time to give the reproductive tract a rest and makeover.
     

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