question about molting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by prettygreenegg, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. prettygreenegg

    prettygreenegg Out Of The Brooder

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    My welsummer looks like she has new growth of gray feathers
    In areas all over. Now her feathers look a little shaggy. I was wondering if she is molting. She has stopped laying eggs. Second day with no egg. She is feb 24th she was 5 months old. It is towards the end of winter.
    Thanks,
    Ginny
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens usually molt in August when the days go shorter. Check for mites.
     
  3. prettygreenegg

    prettygreenegg Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks!
     

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