We have a hen who is around 18 months old and who has just hatched her first batch of eggs and who is now shedding her feathers very badly. Every day I go out to her it looks like a fox has been in the run and gobbled her up leaving the feathers!
Is this normal once hens come off the eggs or has the timing coincideded with the molt I'm to expect at this time...so I've been told? My other hens who are the same age and separated from her and the chicks are not molting.
Many thanks for you help in advance
AMJ