What do I need to feed my hen during molting?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BJ, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please I need all of your suggestions. She is eating very little now. I have offered yogurt, black oil seeds, and her normal layer ration. I am opposed to cat food. What are some other suggestions to boost protein for energy and feather growth?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Canned tuna, gamebird feed, meat scraps from your kitchen, all sorts of things.

    Even though you are against it 1 tsp of wet cat food a day for a week or two would benefit her greatly. Read the lable and pick one of the better quality varieties.

    I would also mix some raw apple cidar vinegar with the mother in it in her waterer (us plastic, not metal).
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what exactly does Apple Cidar Vinegar do ?

    Does it mess up the eggs ? Taste wise ?
     
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    No, it just help keep the bacteria ct. down in the water. It is just good for what ails anyone too. Good for you stuff. The eggs do not taste any different. jean
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
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    is it also used as a worm preventative ? How much do you put in a gallon of water ?
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Raw, organic apple cider vinegar gives a boost to the immune system. It is probiotic. For you. Chickens. Cats. Dogs. Goats. Etc.

    It is not a worm preventative.
     

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