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How long does the molt last?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sundaymoney, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. sundaymoney

    sundaymoney Hatching

    Dec 15, 2008
    JAY, FL
    My hens appear to be done with the molt but they have not started to lay again
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    A couple weeks from what I understand. Also the time of year AND a molt will make it seem even longer.
  3. ella

    ella Songster

    It can last anywhere from a few weeks so a month or more. It's very stressfull and physically demanding to grow all those new feathers. Give them time, they'll lay when they're ready. Remember they have absolutely no control over when they lay eggs, it's all hormones and enviroment. [​IMG]

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