Ahhh….molting. It’s a crazy annual event that can definitely freak you out if you’re new to backyard chickens.

While molting is a totally natural process, if you’ve never experienced it, you might wonder how best to support your flock while they regrow their feathers.

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • Why you should never handle your chickens as they’re molting
  • How to best feed your flock so they stay healthy while they grow new feathers
  • How to keep them warm when the temperatures turn cold and they’re naked
  • The specific pattern you should look for when your chickens molt

Links we discuss:

Molting checklist

Manna Pro Poultry website

Where to buy Calf Manna

Where to buy Manna Pro Organic Layer Pellets

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I’d like to hear from you!

Have you ever dealt with a chicken molting? Did it totally freak you out? Leave a comment below!


Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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