Feeding during moult

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mustangsaguaro, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens has already begun to moult. I have read that you should up their protein during moulting time. I know some people suggest cat food, while others recommend black sunflower seeds. I feed my birds strictly an organic diet. So, unless the cat food is totally organic cat food is out of the picture. Can you feed chick starter during the moult (I am able to obtain organic chick starter) as I know that is higher in protein than the regular laying food.

    Thanks
    Kim
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You can also feed scrambled or boiled eggs back to them. I've fed starter/grower during molting season.
     

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