Feather loss!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenboy7c2d, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 of my 7 hens are moulting, yet 4 are still laying. I thought that chickens are meant to stop laying when they moult. Is anything wrong?
     
  2. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    I am no expert (or is that eggs-pert?) - but I'd say count your Lucky Stars!

    I WISH my hens - who are done moulting now - would start laying again. [​IMG]

    From what I've read on here, just give your girls some extra protein - canned mackerel is a cheap solution - to make up for what they are using to regrow feathers & make eggs at the same time.
     
  3. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    oops = posted X2
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
  4. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i feed them soya beans and porridge every morning, so plenty of protein. maybe that's why?
     
  5. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave mine soy bean sprouts one day. The next day OH what a smell! [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol, lucky i have a blocked nose!
     

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