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Georgia Newbie with new concern...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SaraLyn, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. SaraLyn

    SaraLyn New Egg

    Jan 30, 2012
    Hello all.
    I'm new to this website, sort of. I've been visiting it for about a year now, but this is my first time joining. Last February I starting buying books on chickens, and in April I brought home eight wonderful little chicks. I have a slight concern, however, that my chicken books and magazines dont seem to answer. My girls did not moult this past fall. We've had an uncommonly warm winter, and for the past few weeks the nights have gotten very cold. For whatever reason, two of my girls seem to be moulting now. I just want to be certain they'll be warm enough while the new feathers are developing. Also, I can't seem to find any information on dietary changes during moulting or winter seasons. Any help is greatly appreciated. My girls are doing wonderfully, I just wanted to voice these concerns in time, should this be a problem for them.

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
  3. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Saralyn! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you are here. I give my hens some chick starter mixed in with their layer feed. It has higher protein which is what they need to get their feathers back in quicker. :)
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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