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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TherryChicken, Jan 9, 2013.
How do I deal with molting? Like is there something I can give my chickens to help them or?
I believe I have read that it is good to give them a higher protein food when they are molting. Hopefully someone with more experience on this will chime in. Good luck!
This is my first time with a molt, and I didn't do really anything. I do have a 23 watt light in the coop from when it gets dark and I try to turn it off at 8:00 for egg laying, so that might have done something, I'm not sure. If it is a hard molt then you might need to warm them up a little. But I have read that you need to keep an eye on them because they can lose weight too fast or catch a cold, but I don't think that very common. I just treated them like the rest and they are great. But like I said, this is my first time.
Higher protein yes but that doesn't mean you have to change your feed. Just give them some treat like canned cat food, meal worms, bugs, eggs, etc.
Great Hank You Everyone!