Could my girls be molting (first time, for me)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by slnorac1975, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. slnorac1975

    slnorac1975 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens will be a year old, this week. I have been getting eggs almost daily, from all of them, this winter. For the last week eggs have been the range of 2-5 per day vs. 4-6 and today there were zero. I have also started to notice feathers in their hen house, not tons, but a lot where there hadn’t been any before. Could they be starting to molt?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. slnorac1975

    slnorac1975 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, winter just seems like a bad time to drop all your feathers!
     
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to start feeding them some Black Oil Sunflower Seeds (BOSS) as a daily treat to help them through the molt. The extra protien helps them grow the feathers a little faster..not to mention the LOVE those seeds!
     

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