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Hen not Molting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Samantha4, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Samantha4

    Samantha4 Hatching

    Jan 11, 2015
    Anyone had this problem before? I have a hen that has not molted this year. She looks like a rag. Everyone else has finished molting long ago. I have checked her from top to bottom she looks fine. She is eating, drinking, and running around. She is not laying right now. Any ideas?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. I can't answer why your hen hasn't molted, but I also have a 20 month old ISA brown who has never molted to my knowledge. She has never stopped laying almost every day in 14-15 months except when she went broody and hatched eggs last summer. Here are some links to read about molting that are informative:

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