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Anyone with a chicken moulting?

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My legbar has decided to moult! Tbh, serves her right as she is a bossy old wotsit!  Never had one moult this late or there again has she got the timing right as we we coming into Spring?!

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Odd time to moult, and we haven't had dark days recently either - has she been broody?

I would put some Vit Boost in the water to help her grow new feathers.

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I have a chicken currently molting, there are feathers all over the coop and run and it looks like a fox attack! She is really lethargic and just spending the day sitting all hunched up moving about occasionally.  She seems really unsteady on her feet and seems to be slow to react. 

I did think she was in her way to chicken heaven. But I hand fed her yesterday and today and she seems to have perked up.  Will pop and get her some vit boost at the end of the week to try and help. Thanks for that advice Dogmother. 

Why she is molting now I just dont understand! 

Not sure if she is poorly with something else but after using Dr Google am thinking her heavy molt may be the cause? She has been healthy and sprightly before now. 

Hope your hen is back to full strength soon Clucker1. 

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A heavy moult will make them feel really poorly, so make sure that she is eating and perhaps supplement the Vit Boost with the odd dose of NutriDrops as well. She will need all the help she can get to feather back up.

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Thanks Dogmother. I have been very worried she was on her last legs. But fingers crossed it's down to the molt. 

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Thanks DM, she’s got baked eggshells. Apart from that and not laying for the last couple of days, she’s the same bossy chicken as ever! Thank you too MC, I’m secretly enjoying it, she has to be 1 of the stroppiest chickens I’ve ever owned! I love the rest of them, but she is something else!

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