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Jade's Molt

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It looks like my Jade IRN is gonna have one hard molt. About this time a year ago he had a partial molt and was plucking. The plucking seems to be absent and I’ve got my flock on a breeders pellet for now in the mazuri brand as I found the daily maintenance lacking for this level. I’m watching him but it seems like a really normal molt for him. This does mean everyone is on a hair trigger for hormones, huh?

yay…. Spring. :/
 

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It’s been my experience with hard moults is that they’re over sooner. Hard and fast or normal and goes on for weeks and weeks. Honestly don’t know what’s better, lol!
 

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Intense moults aren't uncommon for IRN. Do your best to offer a bathing opportunity daily so that Jade may be a little more comfortable during this time. I also suggest feeding some hemp seeds which are high protein and will help with the rapid regrowth.
 

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Intense moults aren't uncommon for IRN. Do your best to offer a bathing opportunity daily so that Jade may be a little more comfortable during this time. I also suggest feeding some hemp seeds which are high protein and will help with the rapid regrowth.
I offer daily misting, weekly showers, as well as leaving two bowls of open source water for bathing as well as his drinking water. I had no idea hemp was good for protein.
 

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I offer daily misting, weekly showers, as well as leaving two bowls of open source water for bathing as well as his drinking water. I had no idea hemp was good for protein.
Misting is a fantastic way to help Jade feel a little more comfortable.

This link (below) is for human nutrition, but it gives you a rough idea of the benefit of hemp seeds. I personally would feed hemp once or twice a week with Jade's regular diet, but during a molt I would offer hemp daily. As you can see for a 30g serving 9g is protein, that is pretty good for new feather growth, but your bird likely doesn't need 30g! I would offer a pinch/ 1/2-1 tsp.
 

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Intense moults aren't uncommon for IRN. Do your best to offer a bathing opportunity daily so that Jade may be a little more comfortable during this time. I also suggest feeding some hemp seeds which are high protein and will help with the rapid regrowth.
I really appreciate this advice. I’ve been adding hemp, chia, and flax seed to my birds daily menu. Even my Quartz who hasn’t had tail feathers for a couple of years is doing well on it. And Jade has cleared up on the feathers and growing some he lost during the last molt.
 

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My birds are molting and my goodness does Jades new feathers look wonderful.
 
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