Feed during molt?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by polyxenes, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. polyxenes

    polyxenes Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2011
    Fort Worth
    Now that it's molting time, should I change what I'm feeding? The hens are on Layena and kitchen scraps, everything else they forage from the yard and flowerbeds.
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    Some people do and say you should, but I always leave them on the same diet. (Layer, scraps, scratch and grass). If you have a chicken book it should advise you. As I don't change their diet I'm really not sure what some people switch them too. Although when I had less I would throw them catfood which is high in animal proteins (not dogfood, it is grain, not meat) to assist with the extra feather growth. Good luck!

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