Â Rachel Hurd Anger Our flockâ€™s annual molt has always begun with the Polish in mid-summer. Next is the Partridge Plymouth Rock in late summer. In early fall, itâ€™s the Australorpâ€™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 wasnâ€™t there the day before can be shocking, whether youâ€™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.