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Can Pullets Molt

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thomas02, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Thomas02

    Thomas02 New Egg

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    Can 6 month old pullets go into a molt before laying any eggs
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Most go through a partial molt, about a month or so before they are ready to start laying. Mine usually just loose the tail feathers, but some molt bits all over.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us. If you have pictures of your birds, they would be nice to see!
     
  4. Thomas02

    Thomas02 New Egg

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    There combs and waddles are still tiny and a faded red color. Does that mean they still have some matureing to do??????????????????
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    yes
     
  6. Thomas02

    Thomas02 New Egg

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    Thank ya I'll try everything ya told me to try
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    Usually the first year they just go from baby fluff to feathers as a juvenile molt. Next year they'll have a real molt.

    When the wattles and combs get really red, and they squat when you try to pet them....then egg laying will be near.
     
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 2 Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined our flock! Sunflour stated it very well. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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