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Here at The Chicken Fountain™ the molt is in full swing. We are experiencing all different levels of molt, from losing just a few feathers to birds that look like they are ready for the oven! The o...

Here at The Chicken Fountain™ the molt is in full swing. We are experiencing all different levels of molt, from losing just a few feathers to birds that look like they are ready for the oven!

Molt Loaf For Molting Chickens

Fresh Eggs Daily®: Molt Meatloaf: Much-Needed Protein During a Time of Regrowth

GREAT Article: "What I Wish I had Known Before Getting Chickens" LOTS of great info such as: having a bigger coop than you think you need, have everything ready before the babies arrive, why to use sand for the coop floor, and much more...

Chicken Coop Design Essentials, Details & Luxuries

Chicken Coop/ GREAT Article: "What I Wish I had Known Before Getting Chickens" LOTS of great info such as: having a bigger coop than you think you need, have everything ready before the babies arrive, why to use sand for the coop floor, and much more.

During a molt, chickens lose their feathers and grow new ones, which places great demands on their energy and nutrient stores. Since feathers consist of 85% protein, supplementing chickens’ diet with additional protein can help them get through the process. This protein-packed alfalfa cake recipe is a fantastic way to provide molting chickens with a variety of protein sources in one treat while keeping them entertained and active.

Alfalfa Cake Protein Treat for Molting Chickens & Boredom Buster!

During a molt, chickens lose their feathers and grow new ones, which places…

Do you have (or want) backyard chickens? If so, be sure you're taking care of them properly! These 5 tips to raising backyard chickens will help you keep your flock healthy and your fridge full of fresh meat & eggs!

4 Tips for Raising Backyard Chickens

Do you have (or want) backyard chickens? If so, be sure you're taking care of them properly! These 4 tips to raising backyard chickens will help you keep your flock healthy and your fridge full of fresh meat & eggs!

Bug Bites™ are a phenomenal source of protein and calcium for molting chickens!

Bug Bites: Protein Bars for Molting Chickens

Backyard chicken keeping information, tips, photos DIY projects with a splash of creativity by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick

How to dehydrate eggs and use the shells for chicken's calcium source:  Take the shells and put them on a cookie tray. Bake them off for a about 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Crush them and offer them back to your chickens as a calcium source. Recycling! If you don’t have chickens you can compost them. Don’t dare throw them away. That is a waste of a good resource!

bake for 15 mins at Crush and offer back to chickens as calcium source

This protein-packed alfalfa cake recipe is a fantastic way to provide molting chickens with a variety of protein sources in one treat while keeping them entertained and active.

Alfalfa Cake Protein Treat for Molting Chickens & Boredom Buster!

How to sex day old chicks: one even row of feathers on wings = male // two rows = female

How to sex day old chicks: one even row of feathers on wings = male // two rows = female. just gentle pull their wing out and you are looking for the tips of the feathers on the end of the wing.

Stop washing your eggs! Its hard to resist making eggs pretty when theyre removed from the nest. But washing your urban chicken eggs is just about the worst thing you can do to them. The first few eggs we got from our hens, I promptly took them out of the nest and straight to the sink to wash off the dirty bits. Cant have any feathers or dirt (or poop!) clinging to the outside of the egg, nosirree.

Stop washing your eggs! Its hard to resist making eggs pretty when theyre removed from the nest. But washing your urban chicken eggs is just about the worst thing you can do to them. Read to understand and learn.

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