The never ending molt (aka I miss my green eggs)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pbjmaker, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    So how long does a molt last? Forever? [​IMG]

    I have a chick that is 6 weeks old and s/he came from one of the last eggs my EE laid meaning its been about 9 weeks she has been molting.

    ARGGGGGGGG!

    She even goes to bed early like an old lady. (She is just over a year)
     
  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    did your EE hatch her chick? My BO took about 6 months after brooding to lay eggs again...
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Nope she has never been broody. I hatched her chick (along with 12 others) gave them to my serama and she kept 7 and rejected the 5 standard sized ones.

    I have checked her for mites and her weight seems fine. Might add a light this weekend. The days are getting pretty short here.
     

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