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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kuntry chickadee, Jul 26, 2011.
About what age do chickens molt for the first time?
They go through several mini-molts as they are getting their adult feathers. Their first adult molt usually comes around 18 months old.
I guess these mini-molts would explain why there are always feathers everywhere!
Most of my chickens are about 16 months old, should I expect them to start molting sometime in the next few months? I have heard that they will molt once a year, but have yet to see it.
Quote:Yeah, in another month or two you should start seeing a decrease in egg production then one day your coop will look like a pillow factory exploded - feathers everywhere.