Apparently, this happens each year. They lose their feathers, grow new ones, and usually stop laying during this time. So, the definition of molting is: ridiculous looking birds that produce no food.
|This isn't our hen but you get the idea. backyardchickens.com|
When will this be over?! We're getting about one egg every couple days. In fact, we actually went to the store and bought some organic, free range eggs to use in baking. bummer.
I didn't know how good I had it this summer!