Ex bats advice please

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by saz1981, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. saz1981

    saz1981 Hatching

    Jan 8, 2017
    I'm a newbie to this site and a bit of s newbie to ex battery hens. I've had warrens and Sussex in the past but thought I'd do my bit in rescuing a few battery hens. They have seem to be settling in well and have most of their feathers now. However in this damp and foggy weather we are having in Lancashire they seem "overly wet" compared to my other chickens. Is there anything I can feed them to help with their feathers or is it just a time thing that they'll become more waterproof?

    Thank you

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings, saz1981, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard. I'm not sure if there is anything that can be fed to make your birds shed water more effectively. Others may chime in with ideas, however. You might also post your question in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-watering-your-flock
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2017
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Chicken feathers are not waterproof - they have to dry out. I would consider taking them inside somewhere to help them dry out if you don't think it will add to their stress?
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator

  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It looks like you've been given some good links to check out so I'll just say thanks for joining us and best of luck with your birds.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member 5 Years

    G’Day from down under saz1981 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice, I just wanted to add that I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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