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molting hens any feed suggestions

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicken delighted, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Songster

    Mar 26, 2011
    a few of my hens are starting to molt any one have any feed sugguestions. [​IMG] they look a little feathered schuffled

  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member

    Hi ChickenDelighted,

    Mine haven't started molting yet---but my plan is to boost their protein a bit when they do. I think I will provide a 20% protein at a minimum. Since feathers are made from protein, I want to be sure that they have a diet that will give them everything that they need for growing new feathers.
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    Standard thing to do is supplement with black oil sunflower seeds.

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