Thin Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JakRat, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    So I am not to sure whats going on, but my girls feathers seem to be thinning. I searched for bugs and found none. They did eat their eggs last week so I dont know if maybe something is going on that I cant figure out. Should I give them more protein????
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How old are your girls?


    This is the time of year for a body molt.


    What is the protein level of your feed? I like a 20% minimun - feathers and eggs take a great amount of protein to form.
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    They are a year and a half about. Their food is the normal 16%, but they do get out in the yard for bugs [​IMG] ... I think I will give them some protein
     

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