Category / molting

September 12, 2016
Over the weekend, my lucky chickens got a package in the mail from our friends over at Chubby Mealworms. Chubby Mealworms decided to throw the girls a coop warming party!  I could not believe how many wonderful things were inside this box. I was especially excited for my flock to try three new product that they…

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February 3, 2016
So something really weird happened to this cutie pie, Cuddles, one of our Easter Eggers.  This past spring she turned one and went through her very first fall molt. She’ll be two in June. She lost all of her feathers and looked really mangy but finally come this January her molt was complete. She looks…

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August 2, 2013
The last few mornings, I have smelled fall in the air.  I know it is coming.  The amount of drones in the beehives are decreasing.  The leaves on the trees are looking tired and the lawn is worn out from summer. September and school are only a month away.  Yet, one of my biggest clues…

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August 28, 2012
Most of us in our lifetimes have had to deal with someone that we love suffering from a chronic illness. My heart has always found it more difficult to cope with chronically ill pets and children.  I don’t think that they can completely understand what is happening, why they feel the way they do and…

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November 29, 2011
The big girls have resumed laying eggs. Over the past few months, I watched as the molting increased, the eggs slowly tapered off.  Up until last week, I was discovering two eggs per day. Then all of a sudden, yesterday the girls presented me with five. The most amazing thing is that two of them…

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November 14, 2011
 Oyster Cracker has been molting for weeks now. My usual snuggling chicken has been replaced by a girl who is torn between receiving love and enduring pain. Her pain is caused by newly forming feather pins poking her as she is held, petted and loved. She has been so confused by this molt and I…

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October 26, 2011
This week I had noticed some larger buff colored feathers in the run.  I did not notice anyone losing many feathers until today, when I noticed Oyster Cracker.  My most beautiful Buff Orpington, overnight lost most of her feathers!  The best part is, she doesn’t even seem to notice.  Still loving the camera, her curiosity…

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September 4, 2011
Since spring, Oyster Cracker has been plagued with a bald spot on the back of her head. I kept hoping that feathers would soon grow in that naked little spot, yet none came. I waited for months. Then, through one of my blog followers, Matt, I learned that the spot would remain bare until she…

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