Could one molting chickens lead to others?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tpeila, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. tpeila

    tpeila Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 hens, about 7 months old, only one has started laying and now she is molting. Do you tihnk the rest will follow?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Well they have mini molts but they shouldn't go into a full molt until they are a year or 18 months old- usually in the fall from what I have read.

    I would think you will have some eggs soon?
     
  3. tpeila

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    The White LEghorn layed for almost two weeks straight. Then stopped two weekends ago
     
  4. MED747

    MED747 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 mine started laying at 16-17 weeks and also laid really well for a couple of weeks had 2 jelly eggs and then nothing for weeks they just started laying again
     

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