11 months Too Young To Moult?


9 Years
Oct 15, 2010
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?
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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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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