FAQ's

Why are my hens missing feathers?

Hens naturally go through a 'moult' every 18 months or so where they replace any lost or broken feathers to ensure they have a nice full plumage for winter. During this time they can look quite tatty but their feathers will come back very quickly and they will be back to having full bloomers in no time.

Will the hens still lay?

The honest answer? It's totally dependent on the individual hen. The majority of ex commercial hens do still lay, however they are now seen to be at the end of their 'egg laying life' and this is why flocks are replaced when they go through their first moult.

Do I need a cockrel?

No it's not necessary for you to have a cockerel if you wish to rehome hens - Cockerel's can make wonderful additions however they are noisy (not just first thing in the morning either!) and they can be quite rough with their ladies.

Why are my hens missing feathers?

Hens naturally go through a 'moult' every 18 months or so where they replace any lost or broken feathers to ensure they have a nice full plumage for winter. During this time they can look quite tatty but their feathers will come back very quickly and they will be back to having full bloomers in no time.

Why are my hens missing feathers?

Hens naturally go through a 'moult' every 18 months or so where they replace any lost or broken feathers to ensure they have a nice full plumage for winter. During this time they can look quite tatty but their feathers will come back very quickly and they will be back to having full bloomers in no time.

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