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Molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bugkiller, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often do chickens molt??
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    So far, once mine have gotten in their adult feathers it has been once a year or once every two years...
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    The birds can go through several molts their first year. Sometimes you may notice feathers and sometimes you may not if they are going through a light molt. After their first year they generally molt once a year.
     
  4. Starlight 451

    Starlight 451 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's meant to be once a year.
    Mine usually molt towards the end of summer.
     

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