Molting before 1 year?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lesa, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Lesa

    Lesa Songster

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    The info I am finding seems to suggest your chickens will molt at about 18 months. My girls are not even a year old and a few of them appear to be molting. I see no signs of bugs, they act normal, but they look shaggy. Am I missing a problem or are they just molting early? I am in upstate NY and it is still cold and snowy. Thanks for your help, as always. Lesa
  2. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    Mine seemed to do sort of a molt around 16 weeks. This was back in November [​IMG] I hadn't realised they would molt that early either.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mine did a mini molt at about 8 months.....
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Mine also did a mini molt around 8 months old.

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