moulting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by johnirwin, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. johnirwin

    johnirwin New Egg

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    hi all,what age do chickens moult at and how long does it last with RIR ?
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    It has been a while since we had RIR's. My recall is with ours (and it varies with your bird's heritage/background) is that first moult was somewhere around one year old to one year and three months old and it lasted for about 2 1/2 months. And what drove me nuts was their moult seemed to always be in colder weather, but I know now that with their warmer body temp, it was not bad for them in the way of "suffering"...Are yours moulting now?
     
  3. johnirwin

    johnirwin New Egg

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    yes they are near finished moulting,i have them about 2 weeks and am hoping to have eggs soon.
     

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