IS THIS MOULTING AGAIN FOR 2ND TIME IN 6 WEEKS - PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Aussie new mum, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Aussie new mum

    Aussie new mum Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    I am in Brisbane Aust and the weather has just cooled slightly - we are at the end of summer. Lolly is 16 months old and I thought she moulted about 5 weeks ago but now the coop and yard is covered in feathers. She has stopped laying. She doesn't appear to be having any problems with her buddy Olivia who is 7 months old but is fairly quiet and stays by herself a bit. She is still eating from what I can tell. Is she moulting again - is this the full moult and what should I be feeding her to help her with nutrients.
    Please Help me as I want to help her.
    Thank you
    Justine
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    5 weeks ago could have just been a practice run for the real thing!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's probably a continuation of molting, which can take several months, overall.
     
  4. Aussie new mum

    Aussie new mum Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reassurance. Is there any special food I should give her or any special treats. I've read they lose some nutrients while moulting.
    Thanks
    Jus
     

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