Hens have been molting for over three weeks now.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by noshoes, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. noshoes

    noshoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red star and black star are looking bedraggled these last few weeks and no eggs to be found!
    Looking forward to them having there new covering of fine feathers.
    http://noshoes.blogspot.com/2013/11/molting-chickens.html
    Anyone have any interesting observations form over the years of watching their own birds molt?
    They are very skidish when I try to pick them up and scream bloody murder.
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can see the pin feathers for the new growth. Increase the protein and that will help them develop feathers and they will start laying again.

    Remember how long it took them to fully feather out as little chicks?

    You can even give them some cat food.

    Caroline
     
  3. noshoes

    noshoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the tip!
     

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