laying & molting (General Discussion)
I live in SE AZ where it's about 85 degrees during the day.
When I clean the coop, I notice that my guineas are molting. But, they are still laying an egg a day.
I thought that at the onset of molting they stopped laying. I am just counting down the days when I can stop worrying about them going broody...
When do they usually stop? Is it a function of daylight? weather?
One other question.
I am still (barely) hoping that my broody hen returns to the fold.
What has been the longest that your hen has stayed away from the flock? I do not see her come in for food/water, but it's been very rainy with lots of grasshoppers and caterpillars in the grasses.