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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mastiffs07, Feb 4, 2015.
Is this molting? My silkie is 12 weeks old. Isn't she too young?
Looks like pin feathers, and feathers growing in? Chicks do go through several molts as they grow, nice article on molting from the The Poultry Site.
"The chick goes through one complete and three partial moults during its growth to point of lay, after which the mature bird normally undergoes one complete moult a year, usually in autumn although this depends on the time of the year at which the bird commenced laying. Generally complete moulting occurs from 1-6 weeks and partial moulting at 7-9 weeks, 12-16 weeks and 20-22 weeks, and during this latter moult the stiff tail feathers are grown."
Thank you. I thought the other chicken was pecking her. They are my first chickens