• Chickens

    Why Are My Chickens Losing Feathers?

    If you have never kept birds before, seeing your beautiful chicken’s feathers falling out could look alarming. But in most cases, chickens losing feathers is a perfectly normal and important part of being a chicken. Like dogs shed their fur, chickens regularly shed their feathers (called molting in birds). As adults, chickens usually molt once a year, most often in Autumn. Some of our chickens molt in Summer as soon as the days start getting shorter, and others wait until Winter, but the majority of ours molt in September and October. A Time for Rest and Renewal During this time of year, chickens lay very few eggs. The shortening days…