Japanese BTB molting

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JenCorbett, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. JenCorbett

    JenCorbett New Egg

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    Hello there, I have a Jap btb (8 mos old) who is molting. She is not sick and is free of mites or skin problems.Her neck is almost completely bald and her chest is very thin. My concern is how much cold she can stand. The nights have been dropping into the 40's and occasionally upper 30's. Lately even during the day she seems a little chilly. Shivering just a bit when Im holding her. Should I bring her in at night? What will her threshold be in the day time? (50's-60's days) Any help is appreciated. I searched online and answers ran the gamete. Id really rather here from actual japanese bantam owners than trust random websites. I live in southeast Va. Thanks again!
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    She'll be fine. They tend to feather back quicker when it's colder. Increasing her protein intake wouldn't hurt-they some canned cat food, scrambled eggs, ground beef-anything like that will be fine. BTW-I am an actual Japanese Bantam breeder.
     
  3. JenCorbett

    JenCorbett New Egg

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    Thanks for your reply. Shes been shivering a lot. She also stopped laying almost 2 weeks ago, while the others are still laying. Just concerned for her. Shes our fav girl =)
     

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