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I have10 chickens and apparently they are in their first molt. I am puzzled how long this will go on. I am currently only getting 1 or 2 every other day. I used to get 8 to 9.everyday. Whats going on my birds don't look like their losing their feathers but I  do find feathers all over my pen..

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I have10 chickens and apparently they are in their first molt. I am puzzled how long this will go on. I am currently only getting 1 or 2 every other day. I used to get 8 to 9.everyday. Whats going on my birds don't look like their losing their feathers but I  do find feathers all over my pen..

When a chicken molts, it will quit laying eggs, and then start laying after it molts(moults). This process can take anywhere from 21 days to 6 months.

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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thanks for the help. Hope this molt doesn't come to often! I really miss getting the eggs!!!

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