Great time to start molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by anthonyjames, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my 15 hens at home are officially starting to molt and have some great mullets.

    My question is what can I give them to assist in growing their feathers back before the real cold weather sets in? Or does it even make difference?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    You can give them extra protein. It takes a lot of protein to grow new feathers.

    Imp
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    This morning my backyard looked like a "feather bomb" went off....til I took my lawn tractor with the lawn sweeper attached and swept the yard heheheh.(It picked up the poop too lol)
     
  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, mine always molt this time of year. BURR!
     

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