Molting?

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

  1. pipit

    pipit Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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