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Penygroes Farm

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Penygroes Farm, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Penygroes Farm

    Penygroes Farm New Egg

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    Hi.

    We are Carol and Ray and have recently moved into a smallholding near Llandeilo in beautiful South wales.

    We have 4 Light Sussex hens who have been laying almost daily since we bought them in August.
    One of them has just stopped laying and is moulting from her breast area. I have read that although this is quite normal a boost is protein would help. Any suggestions or recommendations please? If I mix her usual feed with a higher protein Game feed, as suggested, will that be ok for the remaining 3 birds?

    We also have 3 sheep, 3 horses, 2 dogs, a cat and are looking at some Welsh White pigs in the near future.

    Carol and Ray
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    The one that has stopped laying and is molting from the breast sounds like you have a broody on your hands! Is she setting in the nest box, growling at you when you try to move her or wandering around "cluck cluck clucking"? Broodies can pluck their breasts bald to open up that brood patch for her soon to come babies. With our without a rooster, they go broody. They will set on nothing at all in the corner in hopes to raise a brood.

    Good luck with your flock and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with 2 crows she sounds broody
     
  4. Welcome Carol and Ray to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Carlo & Ray, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I use canned cat food as a protein supplement during molt months. You might post your question in the "Feeding and Watering Your Flock" forum.[​IMG]

    Glad you joined!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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