Could this be the start of the first molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by YvonneH1970, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. YvonneH1970

    YvonneH1970 Hatching

    Mar 3, 2012
    I have an Ameraucana hen and a little Mille Fleur bantam and both I noticed today have lost their feathers under their beaks. The other hens, a red star, silky and plymouth rock, have not lost any feathers.

    My Ameraucana was born in Spring the other hens were born in Summer . My Mille Fleur has yet to lay an egg.

    So there is a bit of difference in age. My Ameraucana has not laid in egg in 3 days but has been a pretty steady layer so far.

    Could it be even though there is a difference in age and egg laying these two are starting to molt?
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013

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