So yesterday I got a few leghorn chickens that were in an egg farm. They looked awful and the owner was giving some away. They all have broken feathers and worn out feathers . can I pluck the feathers out or is there something else I can do?
Molting has nothing to do with temperature. It's triggered by light exposure. And all chickens molt, eventually.The thing is 90% of chickens where I live don't molt . in winter its very cold and summer is very good weather not that hot. What causes them not to molt. Also I never had a chicken molt for the past 10 years I have had chicken
I said those are not mine . just a pic to show youMolting has nothing to do with temperature. It's triggered by light exposure. And all chickens molt, eventually.
To regrow in all those feathers, they need protein. A starter/grower feed would be best for them. And limit the treats for now, what they really need is a balanced diet. And those are red sexlinks, not Leghorns. Their combs and earlobes are very pale, which is mostly a symptom of anemia. Treat them for worms, ASAP.