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Special feed for Molting chickens...

post #1 of 24
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Is there anything special you give your chickens while they are molting?
Anything extra than jus the regualr pellet? I already treat them scratch and some bread each day.
Not all of ours are molting, but some are.

post #2 of 24

More protein--bugs, yogurt, eggs, etc.

post #3 of 24

I've switched them over to a higher protein diet while they are molting, and try to feed less corn and wheat treats. So everyone is getting an 18% protein, non vegetarian feed (it has fish meal in it). I've noticed that the new black feathers coming in look very shiny and green...

The down side is, for the last few weeks they've been going through a lot more feed than usual (and a lot less of the comparably cheap whole wheat).  tongue

post #4 of 24

A high protein feed is recommended, something like a conditioner or flight and feather feed is great and is designed for pre & post molt birds. Give a liberal amount of BOSS as a daily scratch it help the feathers come in nicely. Please stay away from any cat food protein as I am sure many will suggest this low tech method but seriously the better chicken feed works best. You can also top dress the feed pan's daily with a few tblsp of olive oil to condition the skin as the feathers return.

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Standard White Cornish, Dark's & White laced Red Cornish Breeder..........If you don't have Cornish you don't have Chickens. Breeding the best, to the best.
As good as a few and better than most, What You'll Tolerate in your flock is what you'll get.
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post #5 of 24

how long to do they molt??  I have been giving them more rice/peas/veggies/tuna/yogurt... smile

post #6 of 24

BOSS and pinto beans (cooked and unseasoned). My chickens love 'em and they're fairly cheap to feed.

 

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post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the tips everyone...

post #8 of 24

what is BOSS?

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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by jmjoffrion 

what is BOSS?


Black Oil Sunflower Seed
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post #10 of 24

Thank you.

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