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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pipit, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. pipit

    pipit Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brooksville, FL
    7 of my chickens are about 10 weeks old, the others are about 5 weeks. the older chickens seem to be starting to molt. Is this normal? Do they molt before they start to lay?[​IMG]
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    The chicks will go through several molts before they mature. Mine are the same age as yours and are losing feathers. Every time I pick one up, feathers fall out. Look at some of the bare areas, and you will see new feather growth.

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