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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    a coop full of biddies all molting at the same time. Nobody was happy with their roost mate and the bickering was endless. [​IMG]
    DH said he could hear me scolding them all the way up to the house. I finally gave up, shut the door, and left them to sort it out.
    I've had times when my whole body felt like a pincushion too, but I didn't go round shoving and biting everyone around me. [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    This made me laugh -- like you actually expect them to be as civilized as you are -- I don't actually know you, but I know you better than that --

    Mine are the same at present, and there are feathers everywhere. Fortunately, none look bad enough to enter Nifty's contest.
     
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] Chickem PMS.
     
  4. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thats [​IMG].... I've got alot of molting grouchies too.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are miserable when they are full of quills and hate to be touched, even the most friendly ones. Gosh, last year when Panda molted, sweet friendly Panda, if you looked at her, she'd screech and run around the coop like she was in a blender to keep from being picked up! [​IMG]
     
  6. Elena712

    Elena712 Out Of The Brooder

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    We've got molting screechies at AGriscience class XD only 11/15 though , But I don't think Little Hatch will molt
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yeah, my poor Lil'Bit is torn between wanting to be picked up to be put on the roost at night and not wanting to be touched.
    Funniest part about the whole bickering thing is watching my roo. He just gets as far back in a corner as he can and stays real quiet. Reminds me of my DH when I'm on a rant. [​IMG]
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Chicken PMS: foul poultry molting severely?
     
  9. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    boy sounds like my mom through menopause! LOL! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    and [​IMG] to the molting flock
     
  10. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:DH and I decided last night that we would call it DMS (During Molt Syndrome). [​IMG]

    I've never heard so much grouching and moaning, and I swear we could make an extra chicken from all the feathers on the coop floor.
     

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