At what age do chickens molt?

sovia

Songster
11 Years
Mar 4, 2008
174
1
131
Black Hills of SD
If anyone could tell me at what age chickens molt, I would really appreciate it. My flock is only 6 months old, but several appear to be molting. Is this normal?
 

chickenlady

Songster
12 Years
Aug 28, 2007
1,214
10
171
Stillwater, NJ
Normally it would be later. I did have one molt at 9 months old. Does your show any other symptoms? Is anyone maybe picking at her? What are you feeding her? Maybe we should weed everything out to try and make sure what you are seeing is a molt.
 

sovia

Songster
11 Years
Mar 4, 2008
174
1
131
Black Hills of SD
They are eating Purina Layena and a few treats here and there. I have examined them for mites/etc., but can't find anything.
 

chickenlady

Songster
12 Years
Aug 28, 2007
1,214
10
171
Stillwater, NJ
If you see no mites/lice, that is a good sign. Check for new feather growth and keep an eye out for any bad symptoms that may arise. Sounds like she might just be an early molter.
 

chickenlady

Songster
12 Years
Aug 28, 2007
1,214
10
171
Stillwater, NJ
If you see no mites/lice, that is a good sign. Check for new feather growth and keep an eye out for any bad symptoms that may arise. Sounds like she might just be an early molter.
 

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