Late winter It is cold Why in the world are my hens losing their feathers when they need every single one to keep toasty warm? Feather loss could be caused by age, molting, crowding, brooding, an overactive rooster or, gulp, lice or mites
Just before they begin laying, hens that hatched four or five months earlier look like they just stepped out of a chicken spa Their feathery wardrobe is gorgeous and covers everything but their legs, feet, and heads Then life’s stresses begin taking a toll After months of laying, patches of feathers disappear revealing reddish bare skin Although
Is your chicken losing feathers? Any time that your chickens start to loose feathers, it can make you wonder what’s going on or worry you that you aren’t doing enough for your chickens Molting is a natural process that can look really bad, but in reality, it’s not So how do you know if your chicken is loosing feathers just because it’s molting or if there’s something else going on?
Signs Your Chickens Are Molting
Molting is a natural process that chickens go through every year Just like sharks go through teeth frequently, chickens and