when roosters moult...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by onthespot, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    do they become less fertile? my MF cochin roo is moulting a couple months after everyone else it seems, and only one hen is laying, but her fertility is poor and it occurred to me that maybe roos take a little time out too when they moult. Anyone else ever notice this? My other roos always moulted when the hens did, which was when they were not laying anyhow, so I never had this off timing sort of moulting.
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I am not sure. That is a really good question. You may need to contact a university to find out the answer.
  3. LAMchop

    LAMchop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    SW VA
    Wow, I was wondering about this today too. It makes sense, the molting process is supposed to be pretty stressful/nutritionally demanding.


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