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Skinny Silkies

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We have a small urban farm with about 40 silkies.  All of them seem to be doing well with the exception of 2 hens and a rooster.  They are all three young (about 6 months) and are getting skinnier by the day.  When i pick them up and feel their gullets, it's like they haven't eaten anything all day!  They are a bit timid, so i have been isolating them for 1/2 day to give them access to plenty of food, but that doesn't seem to be helping.  Any ideas what's going on?

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If they have been bullied away from the feed, it will take them a while to recover.  Are they eating?  Have you wormed your flock?

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I think they are eating when they are isolated, but just what they can scratch up when ranging with the flock.  We wormed them almost 6 months ago, and will be retreating at the beginning of next month.

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