Molting Even though Less than Year Old????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by byc4me, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. byc4me

    byc4me Chirping

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    I have a flock of 9 hens . . . 5 who hatched in the Spring of 2013. They are Black Australorps and Buff Orpingtons and they all molted for the first time between November and December. I also have a Salmon Favorelle from 2013 who has also recently molted. This year, I raised an EE, a barred rock, and a SFH chick, hatched in Feb. The SFH has new feathers coming in all over her head and neck and molting! shes not even a year old; Is this normal????
     
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  3. byc4me

    byc4me Chirping

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    Thanks for your reply and the very informative link. That's a relief that she's okay and not molting for a health reason! It's really getting pretty cold here in MA now to just start a molt. Brrrrr.
     

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