Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens

Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 3 minutes The shorter days heading into fall will usually find the backyard chicken keeper with a flock of molting chickens. Chickens losing feathers during autumn should be no cause for concern. Molting chickens generally stop laying partway through the molt, since growing in new feathers requires loads of energy and nutrients. You technically don’t need to do anything different during the molting season. But because feathers are almost entirely made up of protein, adding a bit of extra protein to your molting chickens’ diet during the fall isn’t a bad idea. Some people like to switch back to a grower feed since it has more protein than the layer feed. Others will supplement their molting chickens’ diet with meat scraps, mealworms or other dried insects, scrambled eggs, or fish. Help for Molting Chickens But what if your family doesn’t eat meat? Or if you aren’t

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