Should my chickens be molting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hcammack, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 6 12 week old pullets and there seem to be alot of feathers every where. Is this usual or are my birds picking each other my favorrels are also missing their tail feathers everyone is kinda sad looking here.

    Thanks In advance
    Henry
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sounds like it would be too soon for them to be molting, they're pretty young.
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    thats no good i will find the picker then
     
  4. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are probably shedding old feathers and growing bigger ones as they get bigger. My buff orps are doing the same thing .
     

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