molting

shmeggs

Chirping
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Nov 24, 2013
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one of my coops I have 7 white leghorn mix hens. in the last few days I am noticing a lot of feathers in the coop and also they have slowed up on laying. I am wondering if they may be starting to molt. if they are starting to molt , how long does the molt normally last ?
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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In my experience, a molt usually lasts 2 months or so. Some of mine go through it faster (4-6 weeks), and others take even longer. Drop in egg production is normal before a molt. You may not see it come back again until a few weeks after the molt is complete.
 

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