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Molting for the backyard flock

Birds won’t look their prettiest during a molt, but it’s a natural behavior that’s necessary for the health of your chickens. Molting is when chickens replace older, worn feathers with new feathers. All birds have a timer in their head that tells them when they should take a break, quit laying, and change their feathers.

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