I don't know if this is in the right Forum or not. But if not I'm sure a moderator will move it where it should be. From Pips to first egg. Roughly five months. How many molts do chickens normally undergo? Mine went from down to First feathers. Then a second molt. Then a third. And after each, they looked like completely different birds. Brown speckled down to drab brown and off white, to glorious golds to darker golds with black edged browns. I had to change names after each molt because I couldn't recognize the individuals. They're EEs. Picture is the current color.