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Red broilers Molting at 8 weeks. Is this normal ?

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I swear my 8 wk old read broilers are molting. Feathers everywhere an looking pin cushiony. Is this possible?

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Totally normal. Chicks go through two full juvenile molts before they reach adulthood. They outgrow their feathers and need to replace them.

Good observation. You are paying attention.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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