How to Tell if a Bird is Molting or if Something Else is Going On
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
Understanding the Autumn Molt
With the coming of autumn, leaves aren’t the only things falling
You may have noticed some of your flock members dropping feathers Every year, the sight of suddenly nearly naked chickens causes panic for new chicken owners
Birds, almost overnight, start looking like a strong wind came and left them stripped!
Although it seems alarming, chickens could naturally lose their feathers in autumn during their MOLT
A molt is the shedding of old feathers, to make way for new ones In the same way humans shed skin cells daily and reptiles and crustaceans shed their old skins, chickens molt out of their old