molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deeschicks19, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. deeschicks19

    deeschicks19 Out Of The Brooder

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    A few of my girls have started molting. Is there anything I need to be doing for them or just let them take care of it themselves.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They should be fine on their own. To help them molt, though, you can give them high protein foods. Scrambled eggs and wet cat food are great for molting birds. Molting is stressful, so giving probiotics and electrolytes wouldn't hurt, either.
     
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    They don't need any help. Sometimes I will give them extra protein (mealworms or crickets). I have some really ugly chickens right now, too, but they will be beautiful again in a week or so!
     
  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    It's true, they don not need help but you can offer them extra protein when they start regrowing their feathers.
     

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