Molting

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

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 20, 2009
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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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