Always molting

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

  1. deezee

    deezee Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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