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When do they molt?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Glenmar, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    I have several girls that are looking a bit scruff. Are they molting this time of year??/
  2. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Yes its hot and there sheding their old feather and growing new ones
  3. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

    Jun 5, 2011
    baxter Tn
    Mine are dropping feathers like crazy! It's their first molt, they are just over 12 weeks now. they should be really fluffy by winter!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The first real big molt is 18-20 weeks old. Before that, they go through several mini-molts, juvenile molts as they are getting adult feathers, etc.
  5. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    I was kinda wondering the same thing..I hope they dont molt in the winter..will they do that?
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some do molt in winter. Depends on how old they are when winter hits.

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