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Partridge rock lost weight

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My partridge rock (agnis) was average size last week. Just like edith (the other partridge rock). Today we noticed that agnis was very tiny. She was even smaller then the youngest girls. She runs around and eats grass and snacks like there's nothing wrong. Could she possibly be sick? She's the sweetest hen I have ever met and I really hope she's ok. Does anyone know what might be going on?
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How old are birds?

What are you feeding?

Can you post pics of them all?

 

Birds don't just generally 'shrink' in size that quickly.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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How old are birds?

What are you feeding?

Can you post pics of them all?

 

Birds don't just generally 'shrink' in size that quickly.

The girls are 37 weeks old. 

We have been feeding them Purena layer formula. 

I don't have any pictures of her on my laptop yet but I will send some of her tomorrow. 

When she flew up to the roosts, I noticed that she lost about 7 feathers. They just fell out. Could she have mites?

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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

How old are birds?

What are you feeding?

Can you post pics of them all?

 

Birds don't just generally 'shrink' in size that quickly.

The girls are 37 weeks old. 

We have been feeding them Purena layer formula. 

I don't have any pictures of her on my laptop yet but I will send some of her tomorrow. 

When she flew up to the roosts, I noticed that she lost about 7 feathers. They just fell out. Could she have mites?

She could...any bird that is not thriving should be checked for external parasites,

and have her poops monitored and/or a fecal done to determine if she has internal parasites.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #5 of 5
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Ok thank you. I will watch her closely this week.
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