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  1. TheHenHen

    TheHenHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I have a rooster that is about 3yrs old. He is loosing a lot of his feathers all around him.
    I don't know if this is normal, but someone told me that he needed protien I think it was, so for their chickens they feed them wet cat food. I tried that with him, but he wouldn't peck at it. He is walking happily, eating and drinking fine. I just have no idea what is going on with his feathers.

    Could someone just tell me what's wrong, or that it is completely normal.
    Thanks!
    ~thehenhen[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's very likely that he is molting - it's that time of year. Try tossing a small amount of dry cat food into the pen as a treat to raise protein levels.
     
  3. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say he's molting, perfectly normal :-D

    X2 Sourland, give em some cat or dog food, whichever you have on hand :-D
     
  4. TheHenHen

    TheHenHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  5. TheHenHen

    TheHenHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  6. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But,it is possible he could be getting picked on,V shapes in the feathers tell you everything.
     

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