How long for molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luckychic, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. luckychic

    luckychic Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    I think I have a molting Turken. It's not a huge difference since she's normally a little low on feathers, but she has fewer around her shoulders and beneath her crop. How long does this last? Is there anything special I should do for her?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Some molt quicker than others....

    Be sure she has good quality feed. They need extra protein to grow in the new feathers. Many folks add a handful of black sunflower seeds for extra protein during molting season.

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