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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Glenda L Heywood, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    iF YOUR birdS are going thru the molt
    they will have fresh feather shafts protecting new feathers

    all feathers have a whiteish shafts on them when the new feathers come out of the foilcle hole in the skin

    the birds sometimes try to reach the shaft to peck it off
    very normal birds
    just make sure they have the prpbiotic recipe to eat

    probiotic wet mash
    2 qts of dry crumbles
    4 qts of milk either sweet or sour
    1/2 cup of plain non flavored yogurt

    feed 3-4 tbsp per day to them
    keep unused mix in frig
    or cut the mix down to what is needed
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009

  2. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    Wow, how much are you writing today!!! [​IMG]
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    I enjoy writing as I have had lots of experience and several decades of raising and breeding chickens
    I have a lot on my web site
    as 60 yrs of experience and learning more each day

    I have gone by what these folks are asking
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree! When I have lots of molting birds, I usually give them 22%layer pellets I get from the co-op that contain animal protein. Helps alot! When I can't afford the extra $$$ for that feed, they don't re-feather nearly as fast.
  5. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    When they are molting can i give them broiler feed to up their protein? I use this to bulk up my roos as soon as they are identified before they hit the freezer...would this be acceptable or should i keep something else on hand? Do I feed it to all of them even if not all of them are molting or do i need to separate them????
  6. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    I would say yes feed it as it is higher protein
    don't feed corn except to the ones your going
    to process

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