Summer molt, possible?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redwa, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. redwa

    redwa Songster

    Aug 9, 2007
    One of my older girls (2+ years) seems to be going into a mild summer molt. She had her first molt in the fall of last year and now seems to be losing feathers again. Otherwise she seems healthy in every other way. Possible or could something else be going on?
  2. chikkinlittlesc

    chikkinlittlesc Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    South Carolina
    Most of my chickens are going through molt right now. Must be the hot weather. Normally mine molt in the Fall and Spring. When I rake the coops, it looks like something has been in there and had a fight with a feather pillow.
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Yes it is molt more than likely, some people I know who show chickens only show fall to winter because their chickens molt in the spring/ summer
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My Orpingtons are especially bare now. Makes better sense to molt when its hot outside anyway, LOL.
  5. redwa

    redwa Songster

    Aug 9, 2007
    Thanks, guys. I feel better now. Yes it does make sense to molt in the warmer weather...
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I think my girls are molting right now too, and I notice that they are the ones that aren't panting. I just made a bunch of moves in my coops switching girls and roos around, and stress can throw them into a molt too. I think it's a great time at least for me and my egg production.

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