During long periods of broodi- ness when a hen is not laying, the color returns to the skin and beak. Bleaching ... In a general molt, she then loses the feathers a in order a from the breast, body, wing, and tail. The date ... Some high- producing hens do not lose all body or wing feathers in the first- year molt. Generally ... Normally, a replacement feather begins to grow as soon as a primary is shed. A newanbsp;...
|Author||:||United States. Agricultural Research Service. Animal Husbandry Research Division|