My Hen Has Been Looking Rather Moth Eaten For Awhile Now....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Miyashi, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long does a typical molt take?
    She's the only one who has molted at all...no one else has yet.
    This is their first molt.
    I would think she had fleas or something if anyone else was having an issue, but it's just her.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of mine seem to take about 3 to 3 1/2 months to finish their molt. Some do it a bit quicker, depends on how severe the molt is.
     
  3. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow!
    I thought it was much quicker than that!
    >_<
    Thanks a million, I was getting worried about her.
    The underside of her neck is pretty bare, her fluff on her butt is sparse. She just looks like she's been in a moth filled closet for far too long.
    Still happy and no bugs on her....and everyone else looks normal. My Brahma had a tiny molt, but she's fine now.
    I worry more than I should, but hey, it's good to ask questions!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    This was my buttercup last fall, and this was after her head grew back in.
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