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

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    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!!

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    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

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    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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