oh so she's molting!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sunket77, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie hen I have been so worried about that laid 3 soft shell eggs and just seemed to be acting wimpy. I brought her to the vet and he checked her stool and gave antibiotics for her (she seemed to have a few white blood cells where they don't belong) Now that she is done with her antibiotics and been separated for over a week I go outside and there is feathers everywhere like snow! So the problem is officially solved ... she is molting. She is the only chicken I have over a year old so I wasn't thinking molt but I could stuff a pillow with the feathers she has shed already! [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Here's hoping it's a quick molt for her. Be sure and give her lots of high protein snacks to help. [​IMG]
     
  3. Alleychick

    Alleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fixed mine scrambled eggs and then a little bit of cat food for a couple of weeks to boost the protein, seems to have worked well.
     
  4. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will give her cat food as well, I have been seeing that a lot on here
     

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