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

  1. timco

    timco In the Brooder

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    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.

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    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010
  3. kipper

    kipper Songster

    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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