Molting question.........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henloverinmaine, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. henloverinmaine

    henloverinmaine Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 mix breed hens ranging from 1.5-2.5 years old. Of the 6 only 1 hen molts each year. She is one of the 2.5 y.o. ones. Question: Do ALL hens molt each year?
     
  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:I believe they do - but some molt so gently that it is harder to notice.

    I have some younger girls who molted so gently I barely noticed, and the older girls are looking very pitiful.

    weather also plays a part, I think - warm and wet seems to bring on a harder molt here on our farm.

    meri
     

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