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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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post #3 of 4

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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post #4 of 4

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.

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.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

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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.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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