So molt already! ;)

GrannyHeeney

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I have a bunch of little wing-ed creatures that once produced eggs for my wee family. A month ago, they exploded black-and-white feathers all over their home and have not put out an egg ever since. SLACKERS! ;) How long will this last?
 

aart

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They're 2 yr old Barred Rocks. This is their first molt.
So they are about 18 months old?

It may go until spring. :oops: Much is dependent upon the age and breed of the birds.
..and if you use supplemental lighting or not.


High protein feed is good to help them grow those feathers back. Once they are ready they need at least 13.5 hours of light to tell them it's time to lay eggs again (some want more hours up to 15)
Yeppers!
 

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