- Dec 10, 2015
Correct me if I'm wrong, but what we have here is a molting hen! I know there are dozens of threads on molting already, but I can't find my answer just yet. This Dominique was just hatched in February 2015, so she's about 10 months old. Doesn't this seem too early for such a hard molt? Everything I've read says it happens around 16 months or so. Should I spend a lot of time trying to figure out why or do some chickens just start molting early? I don't see any sign of damage or injury. What else should I be looking for? Thanks!