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Why are they losing their feathers?

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

  1. ayahlove97

    ayahlove97 In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2015
    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 Songster

    Apr 16, 2016
    Southern Utah
    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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