molting or to young

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchicks5, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. newchicks5

    newchicks5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 4 glw about 12 wks old.looks like there molting is it possable .
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    I guess anything is possible but it seems too young to me.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They go through mini-molts until the major molt at 18 months or so (when they are almost 2 years old or thereabouts, in fall/winter). So you will find the feather explosions in the coop as they get more adult feathering.
     
  4. newchicks5

    newchicks5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will i tried looking mites ,really didnt see any , iam in wi just start to get really cold didnt wont to come out if the coop.
     
  5. newchicks5

    newchicks5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks that what i thought.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    At that age, they go through a juvenile molt. They are losing their baby feathers and getting their adult feathers.
     

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