Molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken03, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Songster

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    When do chickens molt? Is there a certain time or is it diffrent for all chickens? Also, do they stop laying eggs during that time?
     

  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    When - No set time. I think some breeds are different than others.
    Yes - they do typically stop laying during this time. Some chickens snap out of it pretty quick and others take forever. You can make sure they are getting a good quality feed and fresh water to help things along.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Chicken do a mini molt around 8 months old, and then a full, pillows been broken open molt at around 18 months. And they do stop laying. If one of your does a fult molt when it is cold out, break out the heat lamp - those poor things look ridiculous!!!
     

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