Molting started late and Winter starting early

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jennibeth, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Jennibeth

    Jennibeth Hatching

    Aug 18, 2013
    I live in upstate NY and this week we are going to be having below freezing weather every night. My chickens are still molting and I have a couple that are still in SEVERE molt. I was wondering if I should put in a heat lamp until they get their feathers in.

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    If they have a coop I wouldn't. It is usually warmer in the coop then outside. With the other chickens to keep them warm there should not be a problem keeping warm. If you don't add heat artificially they will regrow the feathers sooner, they have in incentive.

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