Do chickens all moult at the same time?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Markallen, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Markallen

    Markallen Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 4 Australops and 2 EE chicks that should be here March 13th, will they all moult at the same time, or is it typically spread out over several months? I know its several months away but I'm kind of curious about it.
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    It depends....................

    I know, not really any help was I.

    We have seen whole flocks molt all at once, and have had them molt 1 or 3 at a time.

    I am not sure as to why.

    It seems there is always at least one that molts when it is absolutely horrible weather, and they always seems to survive it unscathed.


    Good luck with the new chicks.
     
  3. Markallen

    Markallen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, that helps, my wife and I were wondering if we would be buying eggs for a few months while they all moult.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It's unlikely that your pullets will molt this year. They will wait till next year.

    Chickens are weird- I've only had 1 chicken molt once in 8 years. I just get micro molting year round. With no slow down in eggs.

    Imp
     

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