8 month old molting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Karen 2739, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Karen 2739

    Karen 2739 Out Of The Brooder

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    For some reason, I though chickens skip the molt before they are about a year old. It looks like one of my 8 month old hens is molting. Is that typical?
     
  2. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Karen 2739

    Karen 2739 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! Mine is a BO as well. She quit laying about a month ago, but I couldn't tell she was molting until this morning.
     
  4. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same exact problem. I had two BO's that quit laying and I couldn't tell they were molting. One has since died and the remaining one just started noticeably sprouting new feathers two weeks ago. I breathed a huge sigh of relief however, if she doesn't get with it by spring, DH says she needs to find a new home. Good luck! Glad I could help.
     

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