Chickens and Molting

brown henMolting is the process wherein hens lose feathers and grow new ones. It occurs naturally after 10 to 14 months of production, or it can be caused accidentally by temperature extremes, running out of feed or water, a decrease in light, or disease. Hens will not lay eggs during a molt. Molting gives birds a chance to rest. After seven to eight weeks, they will return to production for a second cycle, though they will not be as productive the second time around. However, they will often lay larger eggs than during their first cycle.

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Standley Feed & Seed Madisonville
201 E Trinity St.
Madisonville, Texas 77864

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Phone: (936) 348-2235

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Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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Standley Feed & Seed Iola
23622 Hwy 39 South
Iola, TX 77861

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Phone: (936) 394-2141

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109 E Highway 3
Normangee, TX 77871

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Phone: (936) 396-6641

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168 Wheelock Street
Franklin, TX 77856

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Phone: 979-828-3516

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