Right now my quail are molting. Feathers every where they look like little feather less birds running around but what is molting ? Molting is a hormonal process of shedding the old feathers and then the new ones to come in. During this egg production can slow down or come to a complete stand still until they are done. After the molt is done it can take a few weeks before laying starts to pick up again. Coturnix quail normally molt twice a year. This is the first time my quail are at a complete stand still for laying. #pleasefollow #pleaseshare #thankyou #mjbackyardingwithkids #moltingishard #molting #notprettytomoltbutneeded #newprettyfeathersarecoming #homesteading

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