The worse serama moult we have ever had

Smoke went broody a few days after Sugar. With no girls laying I am keeping everything closed up and just opening the chicken shed at bedtime and closing it again in the morning.

Seramas usually moult a bit at a time but this year they are having a full moult. I put it down to having such a cold and cloudy August. They stopped laying at the end of August whereas they usually continue to lay through September and sometimes October.

I think this triggered the moult. I have never picked up so many serama feathers from the run including some longer tail and wing feathers. Salmon currently has no tail. I have never had a serama with no tail before. This usually only happens to the bigger girls.

Sugar and Smoke are the least tattered and I think this is because of the constant broody spells then laying again which means they have moulted more gradually although Smoke is missing her middle tail feathers.

Shadow
Sugar
Smoke
Spangle
A tail less Salmon
Salmon

They look the untidiest flock of seramas we have ever had. It seems to be taking ages too but I am still hoping that they will all be fully feathered before the cold weather arrives.

It will be good to see them with their lovely new feathers in place.

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4 Responses to The worse serama moult we have ever had

  1. David says:

    It’s certainly full on, Salmon especially. One or two of mine look as though they’ve been plucked.

  2. marion says:

    It won’t be long and they will all be back to being beautiful.

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