Molting stage

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chetdmoe, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. chetdmoe

    chetdmoe New Egg

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    Hey, I'm new here I just bought quite a bit of chickens. The guy I bought them from said that they were in the molting stage. Is it true that if I have the appropriate feed like corn at 17%protein mixed and a nice warm chicken shed at the appropriate temp. Is it possible that they will skip the molting stage?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Increasing protein levels can help with the regeneration of feathers. If you can get some proprietary growers or general flock feed, with a higher protein content, it would be more helpful to your girls. After their first year, all chickens will moult (unless you live on the equator, where they do not).

    More generally, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you


    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. BlueBaby

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, chetdmoe, and :welcome! Pleased to have you in our community! CTKen gave you a ton of great of great links so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  6. CuzChickens

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC!
     
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    Hello[​IMG]and Welcome to BYC!!

    Glad you decided to join us! x2 on what CTKen told you.
     
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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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