Moulting.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gavinandallison, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    At what age do chickens normally have their first moult? Mt Barred Rock hens are a 13 months old, is it too soon?????
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chickens usually have their first adult molt at around 18 months. Have you checked carefully for mites and/or feather picking?
     
  3. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Quote:They have lost some feather thanks to our roo (who is no longer with us....... I was just asking at what age they moult.....
     

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