My chickens aren't eating much and losing their feathers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by backofthemoontwo777, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. backofthemoontwo777

    backofthemoontwo777 New Egg

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    My 3 Hens aren't eating much and losing their feathers and it 30 degrees outside..should I be concerned?
     
  2. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like there might be cause for some concern... Are they in a well ventilated coop? Have you changed food you are using? Do they refuse "treats" as well as, pellets? A molt this time of year is not unusual. Do they seem okay otherwise?
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. If their feathers continue falling out, they could be just going into a molt. Give them a higher protein feed. It helps to get their feathers growing back faster. Good luck. [​IMG]
     

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