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Molting in Winter!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sixchics914, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. sixchics914

    sixchics914 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help! Two of my chickens are molting now, any ideas as to what I can do for them? They appear to be eating, they just look a little
    rough, missing feathers etc...thank you....
     
  2. chickincrazy

    chickincrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry. Most chickens molt during cold weather. Mine are as I speak. You could give them omega 3s. Some poultry suppliers carry it. You put it in their food and when they eat it it should help them grow their new feathers. It gives them a nice sheen. Also make sure they have a nice place to take shelter in with no drafts.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Molting is normal at this time of year, and many chickens get through it perfectly fine without help. However, supplementing them with high protein treats/food such as gamebird feed, scrambled eggs, mealworms, or sunflower seeds will help your birds grow their feathers in faster.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3, adding some extra protein to their diet is a good idea, and making sure they have draft free shelter.
     
  6. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of my birds molt during the winter and do just fine. Make sure that they can get out of the wind and that they have enough to eat. In a couple of months, they should be fully feathered in again.
     
  8. Cubbyt

    Cubbyt Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chickens to and have spent hours on here reading. It seems crazy for them to molt at this time of year and I was concerned but have learned today its ok. Thanks for everyone's input questions you wouldn't think to ask have been covered makes it easier when you know it's ok.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  10. sixchics914

    sixchics914 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You again everyone for help putting my mind at rest. Always a great place to get answers about my birds.
     

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