Molting before 1 year?

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

  1. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

    839
    0
    139
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    644
    10
    141
    Jul 22, 2008
    Arizona
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine also did a mini molt around 8 months old.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by