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Signs that molting is almost over

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by homestead 101, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2016
    Help. I have had two buff orpingtons that have been molting for eight weeks now. I wanna know some signs that tell me that they are almost done.
  2. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Some molts can last longer than eight weeks.

    You'll know molt is over when the hens re-gain their bright red combs, the combs enlarge and become more moist appearing, and they're wearing a glossy, perfect new outfit, and they start laying eggs again.

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