Hens Are Molting!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmerBoy24, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few questions on hens molting. When DO THEY STOP?? hahaha about how long does it usually take for them to lay eggs again? Also is there anything I can do to speed this up? Thanks
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    A quality answer may need to consider breed involved and how kept. Some of my birds (American games and red jungle fowl) started molt back in June about time days started getting shorter and will not have last of feathers in until late November / early December. My dominiques started only a month or so ago and will be rapped up by late October. .My free range birds seem to keep laying through at least early stages of molt while my cooped dominiques are largely shut down.
     
  3. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a LARGE variety. some Mixed, Bo,Br,RIH,BA,Amerucana,wyandotte,Leghorn, and some other egg laying breeds.
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:I have seen only barred rock and leghorns molt. They are of the fast molting mode like dominiques were described. Others may have to chime in on the larger breeds.
     

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