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PostSubject: Moulting and the Darkness Sytem   Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:04 am

Can anyone tell me when birds on Darkness start to moult.

I put my first lot of Y/B's on the darkness system on the 21st March, I have forgotten when they should start to moult.

And do they drop their feather all together, or is it just like a normal moult in the autumn - slowly at first?

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PostSubject: Re: Moulting and the Darkness Sytem   Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:47 am

Does anyone know the answer to this question?

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PostSubject: Re: Moulting and the Darkness Sytem   Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:52 am

blueskylofts wrote:
Can anyone tell me when birds on Darkness start to moult.

I put my first lot of Y/B's on the darkness system on the 21st March, I have forgotten when they should start to moult.

And do they drop their feather all together, or is it just like a normal moult in the autumn - slowly at first?

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YOUR BIRDS WILL THINK ITS WINTER NOW AND WILL START DROPPING FEATHERS IN A FEW DAYS IT WILL TAKE ON AVERAGE 6 TO 8 WEEKS , BUT THEY WILL ONLY MOULT THE BODY FEATHERS .HOPE THIS HELPS
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PostSubject: Re: Moulting and the Darkness Sytem   Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:59 am

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blueskylofts wrote:
Can anyone tell me when birds on Darkness start to moult.

I put my first lot of Y/B's on the darkness system on the 21st March, I have forgotten when they should start to moult.

And do they drop their feather all together, or is it just like a normal moult in the autumn - slowly at first?

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YOUR BIRDS WILL THINK ITS WINTER NOW AND WILL START DROPPING FEATHERS IN A FEW DAYS IT WILL TAKE ON AVERAGE 6 TO 8 WEEKS , BUT THEY WILL ONLY MOULT THE BODY FEATHERS .HOPE THIS HELPS


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PostSubject: Re: Moulting and the Darkness Sytem   Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:13 am

darkness birds only moult body and head feathers, but not all of them as they do in a full normal moult, the dark ybs ive had or seen don't moult all the feathers 100%, but enough to make them look like yearlings......they don't normally moult wing flights, but occasionally they do drop a flight or two.

ive heard of fanciers giving something called butter milk which makes them moult quicker...never used it my self so I don't know how well it works.
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PostSubject: Re: Moulting and the Darkness Sytem   Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:30 pm

some may drop flights most wont though if you dwell to darken and breed early they will drop flights if weaned in last 2 weeks you should be ok and just a body moult
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