OH MY GOSH, EVERYONE! MY BIRDS LOOK AWFUL!!! I hope you are all staying strong through this time when you look at your precious birds and not cringe! I have been learning more and more on how to care for my birds through the colder weather, but NO ONE ever explained the molting process to me! Shame on all my chicken friends because this year, Handsome looks like his name is Coopless! He looks like my husband ran him over with his zero-turn mower and he
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