Always molting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by deezee, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. deezee

    deezee Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2011
    How many times a year is normal for a hen to molt? I have several hens that are molting for the third time in about 10 months. Averaging 0 to 2 eggs a day. They have good feed, fresh water and free range most days. Winter temps aren't extreme.
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    They usually molt once a year. Generally in the fall when the days are shorter. Molt can be brought on by stress. Have you watched for feather picking?

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