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moulting in september

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chews chooks, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. chews chooks

    chews chooks In the Brooder

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    i hav 2 of those chuks from farms that have thousends that are cept for 3 months then choped up and put in shops[​IMG]. hybrids do these have a special name like jersy giant or copper maran . and they are moulting in october is this normal if not what can i do
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Are you talking about broilers?
     
  3. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    I think chickens molt mostly by season. Normally they molt as the temperature starts to drop and days get shorter before winter then they will again before summer arrives. It's as if they are going to have their winter coat before cold weather sets in then in the summer it's time to shed that winter coat before it gets hot. It sometimes seems the first really good molt starts at around 16-18 months of age. At least that's the way it has been for mine. I hope this has helped in responding to your question?


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  4. chews chooks

    chews chooks In the Brooder

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    i think so sounds like the right name for my description so is it normal
     
  5. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Songster

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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. jbirds2012

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  8. PFSfarmer

    PFSfarmer Chirping

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    You will find great info and people here......[​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, chews chooks, and [​IMG]! Different breeds molt at different times - but it's an autumn thing when the hours of daylight start to decrease. So, I think it's normal. Best of luck to you!
     

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