Molting chicken in winter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joypeters, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. joypeters

    joypeters Out Of The Brooder

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    My 1 1/2 y/o Leghorn is molting for the first time. But it's right in the middle of a cold snap, (for us) and at nights it can get down into the 40s. Should i worry? Should I put her in a cage inside at night? What to do?

    Thanks, Joy
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, she'll be fine. She'll cuddle up with the other hens.
     
  3. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She will be just fine. I had a hen molt when it was -10 last winter and she survived They are tough
     

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