chicken molting and loss of feathers how much do I give of the feather fixer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jolenep, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. jolenep

    jolenep In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2017
    I read that we should separate our rooster (now one year old) and that we can mix feather fixer
    feed in with their layer feed. How much of that should we mix in with the feed? about one cup or
    The feathers my girls are all plucked out on top of their backs. I wish I had known how to fix this
    problem. How long will it take for their feathers to grow back?
    thanks for your reply.
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hmm..Just up the protein in the feed and no need to remove the Rooster. He won't breed Hens that are not receptive..Are you sure it's molt and not Rooster damage?
  3. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

    Jul 26, 2016
    Connecticut, U.S.A.
    Feather Fixer should be the only feed fed to molting chickens, not mixed with layers feed. It's the higher Protein that helps feathers to grow. Mixing with a lower Protein feed, like most layers feed will lessen the Protein. GC
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Where are you located? Down-unders would be in molting time now.
    Are there new pin feathers growing in?
    Feather fixer is not really a 'molting' feed,
    mostly just a marketing ploy,
    it has too much calcium for a non laying bird.
    Any decent 'all flock' will do year round....
    ....some extra animal protein when the molt is on will be good.

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