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Why are my hens not molting

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My hens are 18 months old now and they have not molted yet, except for a partial molt when they were about 6 months old.  I would have thought the fall weather and shorter days would have triggered a molt prior to winter, but it hasn't.  Is it unusual for them to wait this late in the year to start their first full molt?

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Some of mine haven't molted yet either, some years some don't start until November.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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I have some that haven't started yet.  Their time is coming.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074649/the-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

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some will molt in august some wait til December, and some go thru a light molt and never do look like their molting.

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If  you ain't the lead dog the view never changes!
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