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Molting?

post #1 of 6
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Hello,

I have a rooster that is about 3yrs old. He is loosing a lot of his feathers all around him.
I don't know if this is normal, but someone told me that he needed protien I think it was, so for their chickens they feed them wet cat food. I tried that with him, but he wouldn't peck at it. He is walking happily, eating and drinking fine. I just have no idea what is going on with his feathers.

Could someone just tell me what's wrong, or that it is completely normal.
Thanks!
~thehenhenūüźĒ
Edited by TheHenHen - 8/30/15 at 7:09pm
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post #2 of 6

It's very likely that he is molting - it's that time of year.  Try tossing a small amount of dry cat food into the pen as a treat to raise protein levels.

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post #3 of 6

I'd say he's molting, perfectly normal :-D

 

X2 Sourland, give em some cat or dog food, whichever you have on hand :-D

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Thanks!
19 chickens, 3 barn cats and 6 goats. Life is good when you live on a farm!
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19 chickens, 3 barn cats and 6 goats. Life is good when you live on a farm!
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks!
19 chickens, 3 barn cats and 6 goats. Life is good when you live on a farm!
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19 chickens, 3 barn cats and 6 goats. Life is good when you live on a farm!
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post #6 of 6

But,it is possible he could be  getting picked on,V shapes in the feathers tell you everything.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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