Molting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cp_30256, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. cp_30256

    cp_30256 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 22, 2007
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    This is my first year with my chickens going thru a molt. How long does it last and is there anything I can do to get them to come out of it faster. Mine have been molting for 3 months now. I did hear that you could give them dry cat food and vitamins, is that true.[​IMG]
     
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Many folks do add a bit of dry cat food for a protein boost during molting and feather regrowth.
    A natural molt is stimulated by decreasing light and cold temperatures. If you live in the North and you supplement heat and light, you will want to wait until the molt is ending to start doing this, or the molt will be prolonged.
     
  3. cp_30256

    cp_30256 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Chickbea, I live in the south (Georgia) how long does the molting usually last.
     

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