Feather growth

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rennie, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got myself 6 Ex Battery Hybrid hens to add to my flock and you can imagine the state they are in feather wise,

    My question is ..other than BOSS what would promote/speed up Feather growth?



    I heard that sunflower oil on the food helps so this is what im trying first but other suggestions will be taken on board [​IMG]
     
  2. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a thread about oats that maybe helpful to you. Pay particular attention to post #10 from Pine Grove. I've been giving my birds this now for about 2wks. I soaked them for about a week before I started feeding it to them. I feed it to them as 20% of their daily intake. I use the race horse oats as suggested by Pine Grove(william). If you get a chance, look up some of his birds. Absolutely stunning. That's why I got my Heritage RIR's from him.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=336760
     
  3. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that .. I will try what he suggested (sour oats)
     

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