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I never understood why they add cat food. Its very HIGH in salt and chicken are not to have much salt

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So,  I now have had one molt at 8 months (Mother), then a different one (morticia) molt at 15 months (august), then she molted again in November.  weird, I know. then Mother molted again at 20 months, a long slow molt.  then I had Fi, who had a very hard molt at 18 months, very hard, wouldn't eat anything but meal worms I brought out to her to keep her alive for a about a week. Cluck-cluck had such a light molt, without lifting her feathers I would not have known she was molting. (18 months). And Goose, another light molter.

 

So I guess what I've learned is they can molt pretty much anytime they want, and they can molt light, medium, or hard.  lol ;)

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Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

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My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

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So I guess what I've learned is they can molt pretty much anytime they want, and they can molt light, medium, or hard.  lol ;)

Yep.  I have had several 8 month old pullets molt this winter too.  I guess they didn't get the memo that they were supposed to keep me in eggs this winter. :rant

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
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So I guess what I've learned is they can molt pretty much anytime they want, and they can molt light, medium, or hard.  lol ;)

Yep.  I have had several 8 month old pullets molt this winter too.  I guess they didn't get the memo that they were supposed to keep me in eggs this winter. :rant

I hear that, I haven't seen an egg since November!  I'll join you! :rant  lol

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

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My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

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