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how long does moulting last?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chic_a_lay, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. chic_a_lay

    chic_a_lay Chirping

    Dec 12, 2011
    It's been a good 6 weeks? No one is laying yet...
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Molting can last up to 12 weeks or so. Many will finish sooner, but I have some chickens that seem to almost constantly be in a molt, only losing a few feathers at a time. Even after molting finishes, a bird may take a few weeks to begin laying again.
  3. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chirping

    Jul 28, 2013
    New Hampshire
    why don't they all molt together?? this is my 1st real molt and it seems they are all taking turns??
    will they all eventually molt or do some breeds not molt as hard?? (barely notice a couple nh reds loosing any feathers)
    but 2 having a real hard molt.. they look aweful I also have 2 that hatched babies late the summer and did a broody molt..will they molt again??

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