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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LauraG, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. LauraG

    LauraG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    Upstate, NY
    All of a sudden, I have 3 chickens seriously molting during the coldest part of winter....what the heck?

    The others started in October, and are done.

    Man I feel bad, especially for my beloved Buff Orpington, poor thing looks like a wreck. And its cold,.... and snowing.

    Anyone else going through this?
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I do have some molting. But the weather has been nice & warm here.
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Unfortunately it's a common occurance.........Pop
  4. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    NW Colorado
    I am so glad to know that mine aren't the only ones doing this. I thought it was really weird for them to molt so far into winter. How long does it take them to finish a molt? Mine are not very friendly anymore since this started.
  5. LauraG

    LauraG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    Upstate, NY
    Usually takes a couple of weeks for them to molt to a month or 2.
    I just dont recall this happening last year in the coldest month of the year.....

    And yes, they are not that friendly during the molting process....

    Oh well, lots of warm oatmeal coming their way........

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