Feather Fixer ~ Good for molting hen(s)?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HuffleClaw, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Yes - it will be helpful

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  2. No - it most likely will not improve anything

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  3. Maybe - I’ve never used it, but it appears to be useful!

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  1. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw -Contemplating-

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    I have an old Blue Orp hen, Big Heifer (BH), who is molting. She’s molting pretty heavily and has been for a while (at least 2 months). I’m pretty sure she’s molting, and I’ve checked for mites, parasites, etc.

    Would it be helpful to purchase some “Feather Fixer” for her? She’s pretty old and getting thin, I suspect she needs a higher protein feed.


    Her diet-
    She free ranges for a *minimum* 3 hours, about 4 days a week.

    Layer feed

    A bit of scratch feed (every now and then, I know it’s used for treats).
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    And if the Feather Fixer won’t be helpful, anything else that will? :)

    *i’ll get some pictures soon*


    ~HuffleClaw~
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018
  2. Woytgirl

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    I’d use it.
     
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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I use Game Bird breeder feed, 20% protein. My birds are molting too. Some are going through heavy molts and some light molts. My egg production has dropped off significantly but I'm still getting some eggs mostly from my Leghorns and Rhode Island Whites.
     
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    I use Flock Raiser instead. It looked better, and less expensive, with oyster shell offered separately, for all my birds, molting or not. Make sure that you get fresh feed according to the mill date on each bag, whatever you feed.
    Feather Fixer looks better than a layer diet anyway.
    Mary
     
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  5. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw -Contemplating-

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    Pictures: (I forgot to say her exact age, she is approximately 4-5 years old):
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  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Molting can be so ugly and dramatic! Poor girl!
    Make sure there aren't any mites or lice adding to her issues.
    Mary
     
  7. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw -Contemplating-

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    I checked for lice, mites, etc. I didn’t see any. I feel so bad for her.
     
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  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Often times you might not see the mites during the day but may see the mites at night because often they come out at night to feed on the birds. I have a head light I wear out to the coops at night to see if I see any mites on them.
     
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  9. Matieus27

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  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    This past summer I had mites for the first time. I don't know how the birds got them and luckily the mites were only in one coop but I sprayed all the coops as a preventative.
     

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