Where are we in the molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by funky, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    okay...we adopted this hen Saturday and they said she was molting? does this look to be the beginning or end .most of the others were bare backed.We are wondering if she is going in or out of Molting.[​IMG]



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  2. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    oops for got the picture:( need to upload BRB!
     
  3. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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  4. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody????Is it a molt or pecking?
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have some that look way worse than that and I was told it is from mounting. My rooster is waaaaay bigger than the hens and some are bald and some a all fluffy. Let me know f you get a good answer.
     
  6. MamaDragon

    MamaDragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like Mounting to me....

    I've got two NHR hens, and both of them look that way. The rest of the flock also gets his "attentions", but I guess just not as frequently.

    Kathy
     
  7. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    The hen looks like she was around a rooster and was mated a good amount. Some of my hens looked the same until I re-homed my rooster. Barebacked usually = being over mated.
     
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  8. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like to much mating to me to. My hens have molted 3 times and they never had bald spots. Maybe just the breed. There are feathers all over the coop and the hens look skinny for a while.
     

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