Molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cyndi, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Cyndi

    Cyndi New Egg

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    How long does a chicken molt for?I live in N.E. Ohio.
    They are approx. 2yrs old.I don't know the breed if that matters.
    When will they start laying again after they molt?

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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have read that calf-manna is good to help them grow new feathers and maybe kick-start them again after molting. It has high protein content. Black sunflower seeds do too.
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they'll start laying again after they molt though not necessarily immediately (their bodies also need a rest from egg laying during the 'shorter' days of the year). It can take time to recover from the physically trying experience of molting. Great nutrition helps.
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  5. thatchickenlady

    thatchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, one to two months is about right, and then some rest time to recycle:)
     

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