The Look of Molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by whoacowboy, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. whoacowboy

    whoacowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One week ago I brought home a red star yearling who was just getting thru with molting, I was told. She lays every day. It's obvious she is just getting some new feathers. But, she always looks like she's wet, or greasy. Is this a sign of molting? Or is it something else? She eats and drinks, social, energetic. Thank you for any thoughts.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Newly grown feathers look bright and shiny, but I've never noticed what I would call a greasy look. [​IMG]
     
  3. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've a BLRW molting right now she just looks dull and dry with bald spots and now she's got new shinny feathers coming in. Could you post a pic maybe? That would help.
     

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