Why are they losing their feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ayahlove97, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. ayahlove97

    ayahlove97 Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone told me they are just molting but they stopped laying eggs and have been losing their feathers. Are they sick? Should I be more worried?
     
  2. AmandaMBG

    AmandaMBG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what happens when they molt. If you have layer it's a good idea to up their protein while molting by switching to a flock raiser or Grower/feather replacer feed. They can't molt and lay eggs at the same time. It takes too much energy and nutrients to replace all those feathers.
     
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