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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by boxwoman, Nov 12, 2010.
Anyone know how long it takes after the feathers grow back after a moult??? Seems like forever!!!!
Some hens molt a lot faster than others. With some it is a couple of months (I think my Australorp was faster than that) With some it is 5 months. Here are a couple of links that discuss it. If you read both, I think they'll help you understand it better.
Mississippi State describes molting
Kansas State feather loss
Some of mine start laying real soon after a molt is finished. Some take a while. Some lay better in cold weather than others. I think the real answer to your quetion is that it varies by the individual.
Quote:It depends whether it's a mini molt or a full blown molt. A mini molt could take a few weeks more or less. A full blown molt could take several months more or less.