Could any one please advise when the juvenile molt begins? I have 8 wk old pullets, and treat them daily with vegetables. I have them on the medicated Purina Start and Grow feed. In the last couple of days I have noticed a number of feathers on the ground in the coop and run. I am concerned that this could be an indication that they are lacking protein due to the treats they are recieving. I just think it's strange that they could be doing a molt, due to the fact they are just growing out their adult feathers from the fluff. I sure would hate to be harming them while trying to make them tame!