Moltting at this time of year?

lorraine123

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Oct 20, 2010
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I live outside of Edmonton in Alberta Canada. It's beggining to get cooler and our chickens seem to be loosing feathers. Any thoughts on if this is a normal time to molt?
 

joedie

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Mar 17, 2009
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and yes it is. Mine are just finishing their molt. Egg production was way down for awhile but now is picking back up.
 

Chick CJ

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Dec 27, 2009
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I have a couple who have been moulting for awhile and a couple that just started moulting. Everything I have read says the fall is a "normal" time for them to moult.
Cathryn
 

woodmort

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Jul 6, 2010
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Most people tend to get spring chickens that begin laying in the fall. Since chickens tend to moult around the anniversary of their first egg laying that means fall/early winter are primary times for this to happen. May be more due to age than time of year.
 

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