8-9 Month Old Going Through a Molt?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    Is it at all possible for my 8-9 month old hen to be going through a molt right now? I was walking by the chicken pen today when I saw my Jersey Giant (or Black Australorp... Not really sure what breed) was missing feathers around her face as well as a little on her neck too. I don't know if she is possible sickly or just going through a molt? Please help!
  2. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Yep... it's that time of the year and some will already go through a first molt...

    I also questioned it when my young 'uns molted last month! [​IMG]

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