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Black East Indies not so black

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dot n'dave, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. dot n'dave

    dot n'dave Songster

    Jan 11, 2010
    Our 8 BEI's are looking kind of brownish. I'm a bit concerned why. We feed them Blue Seal Layer feed, which we're not too comfortable doing, because of the calcium and protein portions, but can't find anything that matches the recommended levels. They seem to like to nibble the mud a lot as well. Maybe that has something to do with it? Any thoughts? [​IMG]

  2. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Songster

    Apr 17, 2011
    When they "nibble" mud, its usually them getting bugs or worms.
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I know my black chickens tend to get brown feathers right before they molt. It is something the sun does to them - kind of like sun fading.

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