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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenman101, Feb 17, 2009.
what is molting?
Losing all the old feathers and growing new ones.
Kathy in Texas
Once possibly twice a year chickens lose feathers. Sometimes in large amounts sometimes small. It's a natural way to replace their feathers.
thanks!! still learning
I agree with the other posts. Molting is loosing feathers and growing new ones. The first real molt may not take place until the birds are around 1-1/2 yrs old. Pullets loose some downy feathers as they are growing.