How long does it take for a chicken to molt?

cutechick53

Songster
6 Years
Apr 13, 2013
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My chickens have been molting FOREVER (about 1 1/2 weeks) And I am tired of raking up feathers 3 times a day!
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How long does it take for a chicken to molt? Does it affect egg production because mine are 7 1/2 months old and aren't laying?!?!? Thanks!
 

Judy

Crowing
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Feb 5, 2009
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At least two months, sometimes a good deal longer. As a rule, they do not lay while molting. Mine seem to take 3 months off for a molt.
 

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