Hens not laying and molting.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fentonchicken, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Fentonchicken

    Fentonchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I have a small flock of three red star Hens that are almost a year old to date. Last week they stopped laying almost all at once. When I cheked them yesterday there were feathers every where. I could see loose fethers on all them. Is this normal and what should I do to help them?

    I live in Mid Michigan and we did just break a wicked cold snap. We were in teens now it's in the mid 40's
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Perfectly normal, and no reason to be concerned. You might want to give them a higher protein food for a while to help support new feather growth.

    Hope you stop by the Michigan thread and say Hi - look in the Where am I - Where are You section of the Forum.
     
  3. Fentonchicken

    Fentonchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome and thanks for the fast reply! That's what i am going to do.

    I'll see you on the Michigan page.
     
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