Molt

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by farmerbud, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. farmerbud

    farmerbud Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you change their feed when they molt . I'm feeding mine laying mesh , cracked corn , and table scraps .
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Evening farmerbud....I don't really change the feed so much as I add high protein treats like cat food which is 30%, to aid in producing feathers faster. Prolly a cup for 20 birds a day is fine.
    ~ bigzio
     
  3. farmerbud

    farmerbud Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info , I'll give that a try .
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I feed a lot more meat scraps when the molt comes around. I normally feed meat scraps to the dogs, but much to the dogs' dismay the chickens have been getting them lately. I also mix the feed up a bit- half layer formula and half grower formula. Recently I started giving BOSS as well in hopes of speeding the process along. It's been cold here for a couple weeks and I have 5 hens that are looking half-plucked. They have to be cold. I'm cold just looking at them!

    Good luck.
     
  5. mika4me

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    What kind of cat food do you use?
     

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