No laying, lots of feathers strewn around?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by akcskye, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had eggs from my 4 ladies (the adults who have been laying since March) in about a week now.

    None appear to be egg bound or in distress.

    I am noticing a LOT of feathers on the ground in the hen house and in the runs...not the little one's feathers, but the "moms".

    Are we moulting now?
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sure sounds like it.
     
  3. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes I agree, sure sounds like the autumn moult, they will get their nice warm underfeathers for winter.
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yep...It looks like a feather factory has exploded...
     

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