Who all is going through a molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beachchickie, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE is still not laying. She acts weird and her comb is still pink. It has been about 8wks. Most of her feathers are back. Her fuzzy but is still not as fuzzy and she still has less around her neck. I wonder how long this will take.
     
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    [​IMG] going thru the molt too! [​IMG]
     
  3. Eliza

    Eliza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    me too! Got feathers?! Apple cider vinager helps quicken the molt process; makes hard shiney feathers, and good shells on eggs. 1 cup per 1 gallon of water in a NON metal container! Get unpasterized vinager if you can. The cloudy "mother" in the vinager is important.
     
  4. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    molting here too...I use this time of reduced egg production to deworm the flock. (less eggs to toss!)
     
  5. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea. I am beginning to wonder if something else is going on. I wonder what the longest time a hen has gone without laying.
     
  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Do all of them molt?? Just asking because my older girls are about 1 1/2 years old and they've never gone through a molt. All my others are 30 - 34 weeks old! I live in the South, does that make a difference??

    Thanks,
    Missi
     
  7. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Mine are 1 1/2 and they are all in different stages of molt. Some are getting new feathers already and some are shamefully tail-less. Sometimes I count them to make sure they are all still there. It looks like one might have exploded and all that is left are feathers.
    I have been collecting the nice feathers to make a wreath or something out of.
    I am in the south as well. The younger rooster is also molting, but it is a classy and distinguished molt. Thin tail feathers, but otherwise he still has his dashing good looks.
     
  8. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR is the oldest. She dropped a bunch of butt feathers they came right back only stopped laying for 2wks. My EE is next in age she has been going through this for about 8 wks. No eggs at all comb is pale pink. Acts weird doesn't come around me much does not want to be bothered. Those are the only 2 I have that have molted. RIR is 1 1/2 yrs old EE is 16mos
     
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've really got to start raking up feathers.

    My wife wondered why there were so many.

    I told her it was FALL!

    you know, chickens are just like trees.....
     

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