First experience with a full on molt.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Simmonsfunnyfrm, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Simmonsfunnyfrm

    Simmonsfunnyfrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently added two white leghorns and a leghorn/ameraucana cross to my flock. They are about a year and a half old so I expected them to go into a molt, and they sure have. It's been going on about a week. Sure miss getting those pretty white eggs...how long does a chicken's first full on molt usually last? When can I expect to see eggs again? I need the white ones for a crafting idea this Christmas and I've only got two to work with when I need more like a dozen lol.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long molt takes can vary greatly. If if was a hard molt,losing most feathers at once it can be shorter. With a slow molt it can last two months or longer. If you make sure they have a good diet, with protein it can hurry things along.
     

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