Well, I free range all my birds on 6 1/2 acres, so I probably just don't notice how many feathers are actually there. But I guess if I think about when they were cooped up way back when there could be a lot of feathers.....I'm actually amazed at how many feathers are all over the ground, considering most of my birds seem to molt lightly or moderately. I look at piles of feathers and birds that just look a little scruffy and wonder where all the feathers came from cause the birds really don't look THAT bad!
So after molting a chicken might never lay again???!!!and so different breed molt worse then other breeds?
Most birds have their first real molt at about 18 months. For spring birds, this is the following fall. They usually molt and don't lay through the following winter if you don't supplement with light. Some do restart laying but most don't IME. They start laying again the following spring.So after molting a chicken might never lay again???!!!and so different breed molt worse then other breeds?