My house silkie is molting!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bammony, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Is it because we brought her into the house or what? I thought they did that in the spring. I have blue silkie feathers all over from her. How long will this last? Will she finally lay once it's over?
     
  2. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I understand they molt about 6 mos after hatching. Some go thru the molting process slower than others. My house hen seemed to molt for months while one of my coop hens molted in a couple of weeks.
     
  3. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    A big change in temps can make them molt.
     
  4. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Quote:Really?! Ok, I wonder how long this will last. [​IMG]
     

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