Spring molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by homestead 101, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting very worried. I got two buff orpingtons about a 5 weeks ago and they have yet to lay an egg. They have been losing feathers ever since I got them. How much longer till they lay
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How old are they?
    Stress can cause a molt.....moving can be very stressful.
     
  3. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There about a year and a half
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Did you add to existing birds?
    Did you quarantine them?
    Any pests on them?
    More info would help.
     

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