Repeated molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DStewart PDX, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. DStewart PDX

    DStewart PDX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Moyers brown hen is now on her third molt this year. She molted last winter, molted again mid-spring, and is now molting again. No eggs since she laid just a few in the spring. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    How old is she? Was there any stress in the spring that would cause a molt - like a predator attack?
     
  3. DStewart PDX

    DStewart PDX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's about a year and a half. No major stressors. She is the lowest ranking hen of four. No one else showed any signs of stress.
     

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