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How long does it take for a chicken to molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cutechick53, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. cutechick53

    cutechick53 Songster

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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![​IMG] 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!
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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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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