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Questions about molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Robin'sBrood, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    My adult chickens are a year old now and my two d'Uccle girls seem to have stopped laying eggs, both of them, at the same time. One was broody on Saturday. I caught her sitting on 4 eggs in the nest box. I took the eggs from her just before roost time (their nest box is outside of their coop) and the next day she acted normal again. But, I haven't gotten one single egg from her or her "sister" since that day. DH and I have looked everywhere in the run and we cannot find a hidden nest. So, what gives, are they about to molt? [​IMG]
     
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Wing feathers are sticking out and coming off one of these little girls, is that a sign of the beginning of molting? Still no eggs from either one of them.
     
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  5. okieroy

    okieroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new as well. Have not seen a molt yet. Heres a bump though.
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
  7. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Yes i think there molting dont worry about it they will start again in abot 2 weeks to a month.
     
  8. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IDK either, but I'd like to know also.
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Are you seeing feathers around the coop and in their run. Sometimes they will go through a mini molt and they can slow down considerably or stop laying for awhile. My birds went through several mini molts but didn't go through a major molt until they were over 1 1/2 yrs old. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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