Chicks are molting forever!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickcrazzy, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. chickcrazzy

    chickcrazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    They started 1 month +2weeks ago and they arn't laying yet!!! Grr so frustrating! I have been buying store bought eggs for a while due to molting!!!
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    I know I have read on forums they stop laying when molting, but I have several going thru soft molts and are laying normally. Don't know why the difference? Are yours in total or hard molt?
     
  3. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed mine loosing feathers but all are still laying, I think anyways. Oh man I'm going to dread buying store bought eggs soon!!
     
  4. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Maybe you could give them more protein to get the through the hard moly faster. All there protein is going into feather production instead of eggs. I was told to use game bird starter. It's 30% protein. Or ( snicker ) you could buy them eggs to eat.
     
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Arg moult not moly
     
  6. chickcrazzy

    chickcrazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I have been feeding them as much protien as I can provide! Thanks for the answers. Some arn't loseing feathers anymore and never started laying! I have to have eggs to selll by tomorrow or I won't get to sell them at my school!!! Ahhhh I need Eggssss!!!
     
  7. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you live..... Posting your location will help with many answers to many questions....
     
  8. chickcrazzy

    chickcrazzy Out Of The Brooder

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  9. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickcrazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Its gets light at 7 am and dark around 8 ish here :/ Any special kind of lights? Or just regulare?
     

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