molting and how long before laying again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lillybell, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. lillybell

    lillybell New Egg

    Sep 8, 2012
    molting and how long before laying again
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Depends on the bird. Good layers molt hard and fast and lay soon after they start. Some take all winter off.

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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    all my birds shut down for winter. I dont give extra light to them. My dad's keep laying thru the winter, but he does light his. But yes like aoxa says, it depends on the bird. some wont stop laying, they just slow up on laying, while other make you think they will never start again lol
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Yep! My Delaware is like that. She molts SOOO slow. Took her all winter to start again :p

    If they are in their pullet year (born in 2012) they will lay right through winter and won't molt (or shouldn't) - with or without light.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012

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