Feather loss.....? Molting or being picked on?

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures' started by geminicowgirl, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. geminicowgirl

    geminicowgirl New Member

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    I have 3 hens and one Roo. My dominant hen is losing feathers at an alarming rate. She is usually the one picking on the other two so I have a hard time believing the other hens or Roo is beating her up? The weather here is cold, will they molt in the cold?
     
  2. DansChickens

    DansChickens Member

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    My chickens are the same I have 5 hens and 1 roo only certain hens are loosing feathers tho
     

  3. kitz

    kitz New Member

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    My chickens start molting around the end of october. They start slowing down egg laying at that time also. Its wierd :) you would think they would do that at warmer temps but thats the way nature goes. They will be fine.