Never molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by timco, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. timco

    timco Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2008
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Our girls have never molted. 3 years old now going on 4. Egg production has been dropping off for them. Is this normal to never molt?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Mine are the same way. Have never exploded or gone half bald. I think they are just molting slowly, rather than all at once. Thought they were going to explode this fall, but now no more feathers.

    And 3-4 year olds will slow down their laying. Peak laying is about 3 years old.

    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010
  3. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    A few of ours have never molted either. Or their molt is very subtle. I suspect the bald girls must be envious![​IMG]

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