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winter and molting?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Newmotherhen89, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Newmotherhen89

    Newmotherhen89 Out Of The Brooder

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    this is my first winter and first time seeing these chickens molt, although its not their first winter since they are over a year old and are rescues :)

    I was out of town over the holidays and had my roommate taking care of the girls while i was away, and one of my most active chickens is molting now, or is molted? and seems to have really shrunk and her comb is even smaller and looks dry? She almost looked like a different chicken! and even sounds different, she has a small little chirp and isnt her loud screetching self? shes still eating and drinking and still comes right up to me but i was just concerned if this is normal?

    is it normal?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Normal for molt. They look smaller and the comb shrinks and pales.
     
  3. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Newmotherhen89

    Newmotherhen89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh Awesome! 'Im so glad she's ok! I hate to say it, but she is one of my favorites. Thanks for the reassurance :)
     

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