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Author Topic: Molting Chickens?  (Read 6669 times)
Sheri Salatin
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« on: November 09, 2010, 09:30:00 AM »

You'll have to excuse me for my lame farming knowledge, but I did notice the mention of no more eggs until probably March because of the 'chickens' molt'- what is this?   Do the ducks go through the same 'molt?'  Anything you tell me will certainly enlighten this city girl  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 09:30:20 AM »

All birds go through this:
Each year chickens molt, or lose the older feathers, and grow new ones. Most hens stop producing eggs until after the molt is completed.  The molt is based on temperature and amount of daylight.  Different varieties of birds molt for different lengths of time.  You can see more information if you google "molting chickens" but this will give you the basics.
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