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Molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thedeacon, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. thedeacon

    thedeacon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do first year pullets molt. Mine began laying in August. When should I expect their first molt.
     
  2. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will go into a fullblown molt next fall. Might lose a few "baby" feathers in the spring and summer.
     
  3. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, wait until next fall. By then they will deffiantly be looking ready for some fresh feathers!
     
  4. cmom

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    Probably not. Mine didn't really go through a full blown molt the first year. They lost a few feathers but nothing serious.
     

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