Moltting at this time of year?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lorraine123, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. lorraine123

    lorraine123 New Egg

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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?
     
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  4. fishermans wife

    fishermans wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, 2nd year of moulting at this time exactly....
     
  5. Sunshine Chick 1

    Sunshine Chick 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    How long do they molt? Mine have been for about two weeks now.
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  7. sableboi

    sableboi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Dark Brahma Roo who i near bald...LOL
     

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