My ducks are only about a month older than my chickens. All born this past spring. The ducks blew up yesterday. The chickens are still the same feather here and there you see any other time. I am wondering if my girls are going to explode yet this year, or wait until next year?
@Fisherlady, have the hatch mates of my girls begun to molt?
Not really, but both of the ones we kept from that hatch have been broody and raising chicks since September. And broody hens frequently have a light molt after the chicks are older.