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Red broilers Molting at 8 weeks. Is this normal ?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by DGuy, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. DGuy

    DGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    I swear my 8 wk old read broilers are molting. Feathers everywhere an looking pin cushiony. Is this possible?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Totally normal. Chicks go through two full juvenile molts before they reach adulthood. They outgrow their feathers and need to replace them.

    Good observation. You are paying attention.
     

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