Spring molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by homestead 101, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there such a thing as spring molting. They have feathers all over the cage. Is spring molting shorter than fall. And how long does it take for them to have a new set of feathers.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are your birds, some go through a partial neck molt in the spring.
     
  3. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are approximately 14 months old
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    It shouldn't be a full body molt at this time of year, do you provide extra light to your birds? During a full molt they will lose tail feathers and wing feathers, a partial will only be around the head and neck and will be shorter.
     

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