Official Contest: Worst Chicken Molt Pictures - Winner!

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by Nifty-Chicken, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Hey Nifty, will there be another contest this year?
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Some pretty bad molts in here. Best of luck to all contestants.[​IMG]
  3. Ogress

    Ogress Songster

    Nov 24, 2010
    North Bend, WA
    My Coop
    Need another contest - I've got one well on her way to UGLY!! (Maybe not Alex ugly, but close. She feels like a porcupine when I pick her up.
  4. Ogress

    Ogress Songster

    Nov 24, 2010
    North Bend, WA
    My Coop
  5. chickenlovefever

    chickenlovefever Songster

    Jul 19, 2011
    Quote:16mo is a normal time to molt. I don't know what that poster was talking about with mites, because of patches of missing feathers with red skin. That's how my birds always look when molting, and the red skin is caused by the sun. Naked necks have red necks because of exposure to sunshine. Exposed skin turns red. My girls look like that for a little bit, then they feather back out beautifully. If there were mites, they just wouldn't feather back out.

    Are mites hard to see? Are they hard to find? my chickens had lice a while back, and I treated them once and I never saw anything again. Did they disappear, are they gone, or is it just when I pick up and look they are somewhere else? I do see some little white flecks, like dandruff, dried skin. I haven't seen anything crawling. is there a parasite that is very small and that hard to see? I have a hen and a rooster who both have broken sort of feathers ont he back of their necks, every where else is fine.
  6. BuckNBark Farm

    BuckNBark Farm Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Trenton, GA
    That's freakin' hilarious! [​IMG]
  7. Chickobsessed17

    Chickobsessed17 In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2015
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    An old old thread but this time of year it might be fun to revive it.

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