New member from Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by le chicken mum, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. le chicken mum

    le chicken mum New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I am happy to be among other chicken lovers! Quick question, my three girls were goven to me by a neighbor that was moving. We were planning on getting chickens anyway, so it worked out great and I love them! They are moulting now- losing feathers, and they all seem fine except one. Goldie is wobbling around a bit like she is drunk. She is drinking and eating like normal, but I am a bit worried. This is day three of her wobbling and today she does seem as bit better. Is there anything I can do to make her wobbling stop? Thanks in advance! BTW, they are about three years old. :)
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! That sure did work out well for you with your neighbor! I'm pleased to hear you are enjoying your new chicken adventures. Molt sure can take it out of your birds but you can do a couple of things to help them. I like to give my birds some extra protein whilst they are molting. I put them on a grower or all flock feed rather than a layer pellet. These feeds are higher in protein than layer. I also give them tuna and scrambled/hard boiled eggs. These are also packed with extra protein. I also add an extra poultry vitamin supplement to their water to give them an extra boost. My birds too are molting at the moment and some sure are down in the dumps with it.

    Here are some threads and articles on molt that I'm sure you will find helpful ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Molt#

    Good luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yorkshire Coop has given you some great tips to help your birds get through their molt and post-molt slump. Hope all is back to normal soon.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens[​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Great that you could join us, we are all glad to have you! You've gotten great advice and links, so I'll just say hi! :frow
     
  8. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC. This is a great site to get all your questions answered & i see the info is already coming your way. Best of luck [​IMG]
     
  9. le chicken mum

    le chicken mum New Egg

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    Wow! What a nice group of chicken lovers that I fell into! Thank you all for such good and kind advice. I will take it and run with it! :)
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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