Molting is a natural process wherein chickens lose feathers. Here’s what’s going on as well as a few ways to help birds through the uncomfortable process.
Rachel Hurd Anger Our flock’s annual molt has always begun with the Polish in mid-summer. Next is the Partridge Plymouth Rock in late summer. In early fall, it’s the Australorp’s turn. Finally, the Silver Laced Wyandotte experiences her awkward nudity through the chilly days between Thanksgiving and the first days of December. This year, […]
Opening the coop to find a carpet of feathers that wasn’t there the day before can be shocking, whether you’re a beginning or experienced chicken keeper.
A reader’s young laying hens are losing their feathers and laying less eggs. She’s worried about her hens but she needn’t be. They’re probably going through their first molt.