Is it normal for chickens to molt during the late fall?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chubbycat21, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. chubbycat21

    chubbycat21 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens have been molting or ( losing feathers ) all together . Is this normal, my best guess is they are getting hardier feathers for winter
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup. Mine, too.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, it's how they're designed. Grow those new feathers in for keeping warm in the winter. Plus, chicks usually aren't raised in the winter, so energy can go toward molting and re-growing feathers , not egg production or brooding babies.
     

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