Partial Molt?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kari_dawn, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue orpington seems to be going through her first "big girl" molt...except it appears that her new feathers have come in...she didn't loose all of her old feathers...she looks very patchy. Parts of her have beautiful new blue feathers, and the rest of her has ragged feathers that are longer and more dull than her new ones. Will she replace the rest of the old ones? I am giving extra protein, and BOSS to help her out.
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Show a picture. Normally all feathers replaced although replacement of flight feathers of wings not so obvious.
     
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures, as requested ;)

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    Her wings, chest, neck, and mid part of her fluffy butt were the parts that molted and have since come back...the rest of her still looks ragged.
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Molt progressing late but otherwise normal. I have some American Dominiques prone to be late as well.
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Makes me feel a little better...but its much colder out here than where I used to live. Its sad to see her wandering around half dressed when it's 26 degrees outside :(
     

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