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when can I expect a molt

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Yello, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Yello

    Yello Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are 18 month old and have not yet molted and show no signs of molting. I thought they were suppose to molt 1x a Year
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Stay tuned. [​IMG]


    Actually, some breeds/strains tend to moult very hard, while some sort of moult lightly, a bit here and a bit there.
     
  3. Yello

    Yello Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one leghorn and 3 black unknowns and 4 brown unknowns. I guess I'll wait and see. My luck is that they'll molt in January when our weather is coldest!
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member


    haha It's happened before!
     

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