First molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hilltopchicks77, May 19, 2016.

  1. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullets are about 3 months and my silver laced Wyandottes all seem to be molting? I'm finding black feathers everywhere. No one looks naked. Should I be concerned or is this normal? The production reds and the buffs have lost a few feathers but nothing like this blow out
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Chicks go through a couple of molts as they grow before getting their adult feathers at 5-7 months, otherwise the feathers wouldn't be big enough to cover them as they grew.
     
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  3. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I didn't notice the other dropping this many maybe it's because they're darker and easier to see! Sorry for the dumb question
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    There are no dumb questions, except for ones not asked. [​IMG]
     

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