Molting hen and weight loss

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dani813, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. dani813

    dani813 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was holding my Easter Egger, Laverne, earlier this evening and I noticed she felt a little lighter. She recently went through her first molt and I'm wondering if this might be something connected to that or if it could be something else?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, it can be related to the molt. Growing feathers requires lots of protein and they do lose some weight during that period, usually. It may be something else. Has she started laying again? My internal layers would lose lots of weight as they went downhill, but not till they hadn't been laying for months.
     
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    dani813 Out Of The Brooder

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    She only started laying recently and then quit. Other than she stopped laying and the molt, nothing else has changed. She's a good little girl whose always curious and active and has never shown signs of illness. I'm hoping it's just the season change and the molt.....
     

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