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Laying an egg during molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ScotianChick, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Songster

    Dec 27, 2010
    My SLW hen Go-Go went broody and then directly afterward started molting. She laid an egg today! She started losing feathers about two weeks ago. Is that possible or does my chicken have a disease or something?!

    On the plus side, my little cousin wanted to watch one lay an egg and that one did!

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Mine lay a few eggs when molting, but very few, and probably some lay none at all while molting. I suspect if she laid while broody, she is not really broody. They do go sort of half broody. Or, she is collecting a clutch of eggs to sit on.
  3. countrycluckerskaren

    countrycluckerskaren In the Brooder

    May 14, 2011
    Mine have always laid all the way through molting.

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