New "teenagers" molting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cha Cha Chicken, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2010
    I recently moved my 7 12-week old girls into the coop, and whenever I look inside the henhouse, there are quite a few feathers on the floor. I didn't think that young pullets molted...... could they be picking on each other? Also, is around 2lbs. a good size for a 12-week-old?
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    It's a juvenile molt. They go through it at that age as they get their adult feathers in. Totally normal.
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    From what I've read online, they will go through 3 molts in their first year.

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