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Bad Molt or Something Else ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cdaubert, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. cdaubert

    cdaubert Hatching

    May 25, 2015

    This is our andalusian hen. Over the last couple weeks I've noticed increased feather loss and it seems like she might be loosing weight (or it could be the appearance to the loss of feathers). She's eating fine, but just prior to this stopped laying eggs. She's super fast, so to catch her to look for other symptoms would be great- if I know what to look for! Thanks for your feedback
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016

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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    This hen is experiencing a tough molt, and she did appear to shrink.




    She was fat and sassy a month or so later. I usually increase the protein in their diet during molt. You can add other protein sources such as cooked meat, cooked eggs, mealworms and so forth.

    Hope this helps.

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