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Hens Not Coming Out of Moult

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ok, this might be an easy one, I believe this is weird because I have 20 RIR's and 2 refuse to come out of moult.... Should I worry?hmm

20 Gorgeous Rhode Island Reds!! 1 1/2 years old!
May your dreams be filled with Chickens
And your fridge be filled with eggs!!
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20 Gorgeous Rhode Island Reds!! 1 1/2 years old!
May your dreams be filled with Chickens
And your fridge be filled with eggs!!
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How long has it been?  Some of mine took foooooooorever the first time.  Some were bald for 4+ months, no matter what I fed them.

Try upping their protien intake:  perhaps some catfood, or meat scraps.  I had a freezer full of freezerburned salmon that did the trick wink

Laree 
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Laree 
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Should you worry?  It depends on how cold it is now in your area.  I am in New England and just had one die, I assume due to hypothermia.  She had been in a full, slow molt for about 6 wks.  Don't why those feathers were not growing back.  She seemed otherwise healthy.  Poor judgment on my part.  Should have provided heat sooner.  When I finally took her in it was too late.  I just kept thinking she'd be fine if feather growth would pick up....

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