Best to feed during Molt?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Heelers&Chickens_OhMy, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Heelers&Chickens_OhMy

    Heelers&Chickens_OhMy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What, if any, special diet considerations should I make when my gals are molting?
     
  2. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my own experience and from other posts here increase the protein. You can do that several ways. Black oil sunflower seeds are good and I have had good results with feeding game bird feed. Here is has 23%-24% protein. [​IMG] Just remember molting can take several weeks to several months and egg production will drop until its over.[​IMG]
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Why do people always recommend BOSS for higher protein? My bag says 15% protein! I know I have seen higher on the net, but I thought that was shelled. Just curious.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I would like to know also.. The bags of Black Oiled Sunflower Seed that I seen say 16% Protein on it... Now the Hulled Sunflower Seed is 24% Protein..
    I know that Black Oiled Sunflower Seed is a good source of oil for the birds when in molt but I don't think the Protein is all that high unless it is hulled...

    Chris
     

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