3 chicken newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by corona, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. corona

    corona Out Of The Brooder

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    hi everyone,
    i have 3 hens,
    i think they were about 2 months old when i bought them, so that makes them about 5 and a half months old now
    from what I have read, I believe they have started to molt.....
    but I am concerned because they are so young.....
    is this normal????
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    younger birds can go though mini molts. if they are acting pretty normal I wouldn't be worried.
     
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from nh! chickens molt in the fall whatever age they are. the colder wheather triggers it. they should be fine. what breeds do you have? [​IMG]
     
  4. t/m

    t/m Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from VA. From the little I know it sounds like they can molt at various ages, the earlier molts seem to be lighter molts. Try a search on this site, it has been a useful tool for me!
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Welcome!! [​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. corona

    corona Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no idea what breed they are.....[​IMG]...lol

    and they are acting as normal.......well.....as close to normal that chickens get!![​IMG]....

    I must say that it has really surprised me.....keeping chickens.....I never expected to enjoy them so much.....and also how fond of them I have become.....
    but it would be nice to have some eggs tho.......

    thanks everyone for the welcome....
     

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