1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    dont know if i am putting this in the right place but, i knew it wasnt a sickness so here it goes. two of my girls are slightly molting. they havent lost alot of feathers one has lost alot on her tummy and rear end. will this be a problem with cold weather coming on? i live in alabama.
     
  2. Lolachick07

    Lolachick07 Out Of The Brooder

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    They should be ok, but if you're a bit worried, there are things you can do to help keep them warm at night. If you give them scratch, or bird seed before bed, they will produce heat by digesting the food while asleep. Things like corn are good for this too. Also, you can add wood shavings to the coop to help insulate it and keep it warmer for them. Hope this helps[​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They will be fine. They will snuggle up to the others for warmth.
     
  4. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    thanks
     
  5. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know this is the first time I have experienced molting and my kids were worried she would get cold at night (my oldest is the only one molting)
     

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