Definitions for "MOULTING"
The shedding of an animal's skin or shell.
The biological process in a hen of shedding old feathers to grow new coat annually. Usually the first annual complete moult is undergone a the conclusion of the first year of laying. Good producers moult late and intensely, go very bare, and quickly come back into production. Low producers are noted for dropping only a few feathers at a time and take a long time before coming back into production.
the process of shedding the exoskeleton and building a new one that allows the caterpillar (larva) to continue to grow.