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

    Dec 27, 2010
    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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