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At what age do chickens molt (lose feathers/natural process)?
Chickens will molt at about 18 months of age. Molting is where they lose all or some of their feathers and stop producing eggs. This is a natural shedding of feathers. Molting may take 2 to 4 months. Laying will resume when molt is over, but may not be as good as before molt process. For answers to many more of your poultry questions, we recommend the book Guide to Raising Chickens.
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