Do hens molt at the same time? ok to not lay for 2mts ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MindySue, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. MindySue

    MindySue Hatching

    Oct 7, 2010
    Crossville tn
    I have finally found someone with Ameraucana hens close to where I live.
    They're 16 months old and the fellow says he thinks they have been molting because they stopped laying about two months and their feathers are just starting to grow back in.

    does this sound right? is it normal for them to all molt at the same time? would they go 2 whole months with out laying?

    I haven't seen the birds but he is going to meet me so I can see them and it's about an hour drive for both of us. I don't want him to make the drive if you all think this sounds odd.

    what do you think??

    thank you so much, i'm a total chick newbie and need any advice out there!!
  2. mdbokc

    mdbokc Songster

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010
  3. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

    Oct 6, 2010
    westville ok
    I have 75 hens in diferent pins that all molted abot the same time some went quik and some are still not laying:hit
  4. MindySue

    MindySue Hatching

    Oct 7, 2010
    Crossville tn
    Thank you for the reply and for the links, I'll check them out for sure. I spoke to the boys dad (I thought he was a grown up) and found out that they were ill so I'm just gonna hold off and keep looking. Thanks again tho!

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