molting at 20 weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by meekasmom, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. meekasmom

    meekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got 6, 18 week Amber Link pullets and at 20 weeks they appear to be molting. There are feathers everywhere! They haven't laid an egg yet either. Is this molting unusual? Other pullets I have gotten in the past never did this. Any input?
     
  2. dunnmom

    dunnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    During their first year, they would not be expected to moult. Do you have any pics that you could post? It could be that they are shedding their juvenile feathers a little later than expected, or most likely something else may be causing the feather loss.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That is called the juvenile moult.....Very normal....Mine are done....Looked like a pillow fight went on for two weeks around here...

    Have no worries!

    Cheers!
     

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