One of my chickens never molted?? Why?

k8ethor

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My entire flock molted last fall/winter, except for one... One of our two wyandottes never molted?? It looks like at the most she grew 4-5 new feathers, you can tell because they look shiny and new (her other feathers look old and worn out). You can really tell a difference when you see the two wyandottes side by side....
It looks like she could definitely use some new feathers, I feel sorry for her when it rains... :(

Does anyone know why she may have skipped her molt??
 

Mountain Peeps

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The molt all depends on the bird. i. e. most people's chickens don't molt in their first year but my five girls ALL molted in their first year. So, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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