Moulting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Henny6, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Henny6

    Henny6 Out Of The Brooder

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    When do chckens moult. I have 2 exchequer leghorns who live together,each morning there are a number of feathers in there coop,they are both 21 weeks old they are eating well.Just a little concerned about these feathers,new to chicken keeping so any replies will be helpful,thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    They dont moult untill their second year, also when they do its usually between October and the end of December. (thats when mine do it anyways)
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While chicks grow they go through three juvenile molts. At 21 weeks and being slower growing fall, chicks yours may well be finishing up the last juvenile molt. It could also be someone is pulling feathers.
     
  4. Henny6

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    Thanks for the help,will keep an eye on them in case they are pulling.[​IMG]
     

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