1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

how often do chickens molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jonbanks, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    does anyone know how often they molt?
  2. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    My one year olds have been through 2 molts. 1 at 13 weeks and the other is happening now. What a pathetic site. From what I have read once a year is normal. I have noticed once they go into molt the egg laying stops for a short while.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by