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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Little Red Chicken, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Little Red Chicken

    Little Red Chicken In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2010
    I have four red sex links hens that are about 8 1/2 months old and have been laying consistently for about 4 months. I have been seeing more loose feathers lying around the coop/run the past couple of days but none of the birds have any bald spots. I was wondering if they could be starting to molt. Would this be the right time of year for their first molt? if so, should I modify their diet in any way to help them out (they currently get organic layer pellets plus scraps)? Thanks for any advice.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    They could be having a little mini-molt. Chickens are constantly losing and re-growing feathers. They are a little young to be full-blown molting. They won't do that until next year at about 18 months.

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