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How long do chickens moult for?

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My EE stopped laying 2 months ago, moulted last month and thought she was done. Now she's back to looking scruffy and no eggs sad

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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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post #2 of 4

4 weeks to 4 months.  All depends on the bird.

Matt

Foothills Poultry since 2003

 

- Standards: White Rocks and SQ Black Cochins
- Bantams: BCLB/CLB Dutch, Calico Pet Project, and lots of Pets

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Foothills Poultry since 2003

 

- Standards: White Rocks and SQ Black Cochins
- Bantams: BCLB/CLB Dutch, Calico Pet Project, and lots of Pets

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In the 30s all week. My favorite Dom, is so bald, she looks plucked. She waits till now??? My hens started molting about 3 months ago. One or two at a time. Right now, I have 5 in a disreputable state. The Dom is the worst! I wish they didn't wait until freezing weather to change their clothes. I know it's natural, but Wow, it's certainly startling. I'm hoping this last group, is truly the last. My chickens typically start looking (and acting better) in 3-4 weeks.

When everything is at its worst..remember.."This too shall pass!"
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When everything is at its worst..remember.."This too shall pass!"
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Mine take roughly 3 months.  My first chicken to molt this year quit laying on 9/16 and she's all filled back in and her comb isn't looking shriveled anymore, so she should be starting back up soon.

Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

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.



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Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

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!

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