Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Its Molting Season

It's Molting Season
by Jennifer Burcke from 1840 Farm

Each year my flock goes through a yearly molt, losing a large portion of their older feathers and replacing them with new ones.

There is so much energy consumed and nutritional depletion during this process there isn't much left to produce an egg ...

Read more about molting and what you can do to ease the burden on your birds ...