Everyone is molting I think

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fiddlebanshee, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Frederick, MD
    So 2 hens are broody and of the other 14 hens 7 have stopped laying completely for the last 2 weeks. These are 2 y/o in September. I am thinking that they are in the first stages of molting and am wondering if I should put the whole flock on higher protein feed, like flock raiser. I always offer oyster shell on the side, so the 7 that are still laying can have their calcium from that.

    What do you all think? Good idea? Bad idea?
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    I see no problem with that plan.

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