Can you help me?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Clucky Cluckers, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Clucky Cluckers

    Clucky Cluckers New Egg

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    Okay i'm new to the whole "Chicken" thing and i was wondering what you do when your flock starts to... "Molt"????????????? I have no idea so please help me [​IMG]
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a bad idea to give them a higher protein feed while molting. It gives them a extra push to help with the refeathering process (feathers are made of protein).
     
  3. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

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    Hogansville, Georgia
    If you do a search on BYC there will be lots of answers about molting. It might help out. Oh and Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. ewesfullchicks

    ewesfullchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Re: Molting:

    Yes - I agree with the previous poster - provide a higher protein feed to help grow feathers back quicker. Plus, make sure that your birds have adequate shelter - they'll be less tolerant of weather extremes.

    Unfortunately, I lost almost 200 birds during a hurricane, because it hit when a lot of them were in molt!

    Sad....

    Rachel
    Bellecreek Farm
     

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