Molting already?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheYLWFlock, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. TheYLWFlock

    TheYLWFlock Songster

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    hello all!
    So I have a Blue Jersey Giant, and she’s about 34 weeks old. Over the past week, she’s been losing a lot of feathers. But, when I look underneath, I see a bunch of pin feathers sticking up. So is this molting? What can I do to help her through it? A bit more protein? How would I provide that. Answers appreciated!
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    There is a "junior molt" chickens can go through, which is obviously what's going on with your jumbo junior. If you want, you may give her additional animal protein such as mackerel or meat scraps.
     
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    Scrambled eggs, sardines and/or yogurt are also high in protein.
     
  4. TheYLWFlock

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    Awesome thanks, I’ll be sure to do that!
     

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