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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilyrose, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. lilyrose

    lilyrose Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question: I have a hen in a severe hard molt. She is almost bare. Everything is growing back and I thought she was fine, but now I noticed that every few steps she takes she stops and squats. Should I be alarmed. She seems to eating, etc.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there.
    I'm not sure why she is squatting, but you may be able to help her through her hard molt by providing an increase of protein. I feed mine flock raiser when they begin their molt. But you can also give them meat, tuna, eggs etc.
    Good luck!
     
  3. lilyrose

    lilyrose Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. You are in Forest Grove. Nice to hear from a fellow Oregonian.
     

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