Molting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kenzier093, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. kenzier093

    kenzier093 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most of my hens are molting right now. What should I feed them to speed up the process and get them to laying eggs faster? Right now I buy Dumor feed that has 16% protein in it.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They need high protein. I put my flocks in gamebird starter, which is 30% protein. Also, give them high protein treats, like mealworms, meat scraps, black oil sunflower seeds, etc.
     

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