Suddenly Silent Hens

backyardfarmfamily

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
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I have two hens that ordinarily make quite a bit of noise but starting about a week ago they stopped making noise all together and have stopped laying eggs. They appear healthy otherwise. Any guesses?
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
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My guess is they are getting ready to molt. It's that time of year...
 

buffy O's

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 24, 2009
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Allardt
That is exactly the way one of my sexlink is doing and I haven't saw the roo go to her either and she was one of the favorites. She is about 30 wks, so about 7 months. I didn't think they molted until they were over a yr. old. This is our first time with chickens so I am probably wrong on that, just thought I read it somewheres.
So, tell us all you old timers:
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, what is going on with our little girls?
thanks so much,
Buffy
 

buffy O's

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 24, 2009
54
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Allardt
Really, that is reassuring to know. I just wasn't expecting them to so young. She doesn't seem to be loosing feathers. Just how does this process go, I keep seeing naked chickens running around in my mind.I know that's probably not how it will be, at least I hope not! Any info on molting anyone?
Buffy
 

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