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Why are the girls shy when they molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ScotianChick, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed many of my girls molt at different times than others who all do it together. When a single one goes through a bad molt she is shy, doesn't want to eat with anyone else, doesn't want my attention and is terrified of the rooster. What gives? I mean I joke and say she is embarrassed but obviously she is a chicken and doesn't know she is half naked haha.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    She is also very uncomfortable and a bit irritable. She certainly does not wish to entertain the rooster at this time.
     

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