Feather Loss Molt or Picking Juvenile Feathers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Elite Silkies, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

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    I have searched the forum and the internet, but can not pinpoint wether a 5 month old can molt. Or if they are just plucking out all of their juvenile feathers. Combs are starting to get a little darker.
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

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    I found a site and one member said that between 4-5 months old, they lose their Juvenile Feathers.

    So, I guess they are fine.
     
  3. Alleychick

    Alleychick Songster

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    Chickens will not usually molt until they are 18 months old. And then after that it is like every 11 months. This is all i have been able to find out about it here. Im trying to figure out if mine are or arent.
     

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