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Molting time in North Central Texas?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by suburbanhomesteader, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. suburbanhomesteader

    suburbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Two of my three "tester" hens (adult game hens) have gone through 2 broody phases (I broke the broodiness by moving their nest out of the tractor, as someone suggested) and now are losing tail feathers like crazy. I haven't had an egg in almost 3 weeks.

    Are they molting now? I thought hens weren't supposed to molt until later in the year....

    I explained to them that in this house, if you are not a laying chicken, you are a stewpot chicken, but that didn't seem to phase them...[​IMG]

    Bo and the Production Reds are 16 and 12 weeks, respectively, and are not yet laying.

    Any thoughts?
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2007

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