Hens Not Coming Out of Moult

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dean.tackett, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. dean.tackett

    dean.tackett New Egg

    Mar 21, 2010
    ok, this might be an easy one, I believe this is weird because I have 20 RIR's and 2 refuse to come out of moult.... Should I worry?[​IMG]
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    How long has it been? Some of mine took foooooooorever the first time. Some were bald for 4+ months, no matter what I fed them.

    Try upping their protien intake: perhaps some catfood, or meat scraps. I had a freezer full of freezerburned salmon that did the trick [​IMG]
  3. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2009
    Should you worry? It depends on how cold it is now in your area. I am in New England and just had one die, I assume due to hypothermia. She had been in a full, slow molt for about 6 wks. Don't why those feathers were not growing back. She seemed otherwise healthy. Poor judgment on my part. Should have provided heat sooner. When I finally took her in it was too late. I just kept thinking she'd be fine if feather growth would pick up....

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