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#1 2011-11-03 00:52:38

gubi
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From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
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moulting

Are EO's fast moulters?  My crooked toed hen from last year is finally moulting.  She's had a bare back since winter from being the roosters favorite and she has dropped almost all her feathers and has pin feathers everywhere.  The only other hen that I have that moults like that is the jersey Giant.  She looks completely naked for a few days before she gets her new feathers.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#2 2011-11-03 00:57:03

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
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Re: moulting

They are pretty quick, the only ones quicker here are the chanties and the one BLRW, they look terrible a couple of weeks ago.  I think it can depend on the individual too and the quicker the better in theory as it means less eggs lost.  That's what the ALBC says in their heritage breed selection articles.

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#3 2011-11-03 01:15:34

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: moulting

Oh my poor BLRW look awful right now, feathers everywhere and half naked :chook:

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#4 2011-11-03 01:35:15

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: moulting

Mine jut went through that and one of my enormous chanties looked bad too, she looks gorgeous now and huge.  I think the bigger they are the more naked they look, I think their feathers are further apart! :lol:

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