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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nkacerek, Sep 23, 2010.
What is the normal molting period for RIR's?
Depends on the age and health of the bird. Figure about 2 months.
These sites might interest you. I think they kind of answer your question. It's good information anyway.
Mississippi State describes molting
Kansas State feather loss
I could read your question a couple of different ways. If you mean, how long does a molt last, it varies. The K State link answers that. If your question is when will they molt, the main cause of molting is the days getting shorter, but other things can cause it. Running out of water for a while, being scared by a predator, anything that stresses them can cause it.
Thanks so much for the information!!!