Silkie hen molting: just the head?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lindseythefork, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My lavender silkie's head is molting (you can see the little pinfeathers coming back), but in the meantime, there are two really long feathers that make it look like she has eyebrows/antennae! Probably the best she's been able to see in a long time, though.
    Has anyone else ever had anything like this happen with their silkies?
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, that does look kind of funny. Its probably normal, though. Chickens usually molt their heads first, and then the rest of their body, so expect to see more feather loss in the coming weeks! How old is she?
     
  3. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's about 2 years old, I think.
     

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