11 months Too Young To Moult?

goldtopper

Songster
9 Years
Oct 15, 2010
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3
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Near Bert Blyleven
My Australorp is beginning to lose feathers underneath her chin and on her face. She's stopped laying as well. No signs of mites, lice or anything; her appetite's great and she seems just as healthy as ever.
Is there a possibility she's moulting early?
 

ECBW

Songster
8 Years
Apr 12, 2011
812
41
133
NJ
I would say it is possible. Few of my birds ever follow any rules. You are doing what I would... observe and react. If no other sign, just let her do her thing.
 
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aoxa

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 8, 2011
19,042
1,226
421
Shediac Cape NB, Canada
My Coop
My Coop
Pullets in their first year will go through a molt up to 3 times. Not a full molt like they would in their second year though. If there are no mites, lice, or parasites, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
 

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