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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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11 Hens, 4 Pullets, 5 Chicks, 1 Drake, 4 Ducks, 2 Drakelets, 4 Ducklets, 1 Dog, 1 Goldfish
 
PM me for breeds/names/varieties.
 
~The Lord God Made Them All~
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                     

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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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