Here Comes The Molt

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 33yardbirds, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Production dropped from 9 a day to 7, 6, 4, and the few who stopped are starting to look a little harried, and Barred feathers everywhere. The new birds won't start till Sept to Oct. This is the first molt and they went 16 months. Can't complain. Just go 3 miles to another chicken keeper to buy eggs.
     
  2. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought they molted in the fall!
     
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Over the years I have seen them do it in all seasons, even in the dead of winter.
     

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