Official BYC Contest: Worst Chicken Molt Pictures - Fall / Winter 2011 - Ended

featherz

Veggie Chick
9 Years
Mar 22, 2010
5,367
481
336
Saratoga County, NY
E-gads, I have about 15 hens due to molt for their first time, are they all going to turn into monsters?
I can tell the two broodies are molting, but they just look normal with most of their tail feathers gone. Plus they've already ripped out the chest feathers so they had a head start. I'll definitely get a pic if I get anything like these!
 

bucket04

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 30, 2011
85
5
31
Falcon, Colorado
My birds are all molting now too, but not as bad as these! I spend every day collecting the nice feathers to do crafts with, I was wondering why most of them weren't damaged... now I know why.
My husband was just asking the other day if you can breed a bird that plucks itself for the oven.... I'll show him these pictures.
 

chookhead

Songster
8 Years
Sep 7, 2011
327
9
141
Quote:poor thing lol wow i think she wins a few feathers and she is ready for the oven lol:lau
 

binders

Songster
8 Years
Sep 4, 2011
266
4
101
I had NOOOOO idea that molting can be this BAD. Now I know what to look forward to. I think I would freak the first time I saw my chickens looking like some of these. Thanks for the warning!
 
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