How often are chickens meant to molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by whiteflare, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    Sydney
    Mine are almost three years old, and only one of my hens has just started going into her first molt. I thought they were meant to molt every summer! [​IMG]
     
  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Tennessee
    I'm not sure. I've only had my chickens for about a year. I had one molt, but her molt was due to stress during one of the winter snows we had here. She had food and water, but this little turd was terrified of the white stuff. I think they are supposed to molt during the fall/winter months when they are about 18 months old. I'm not sure how often after that. I'll wait for an answer with you.
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  3. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    Sydney
    Hmm, yes, I would've thought mine would be dying to molt, because of the intense heat, but haven't seen a sign of feather shedding yet from any of the four [​IMG]
     

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