Newbie and worried mother hen here. I've recently purchased 3 ISA chooks. They have been just wonderful, the previous owner said they hadn't been laying very long and they weren't getting many eggs, usually 1 a day. Since having them we have been getting 3 eggs a day from the start.
The smallest and underdog of the 3, little Tango, is feeling a fair bit skinnier than the other 2 when I put them back in their coop tonight. She has been wormed (although due for another worm in 2 1/2 weeks), is happy and friendly as always and laying like a champion at 11.15am every day. Just skinny. Her breastbone sticks out more than the other 2. They have constant access to water, layer pellets, they get mealworms occasionally, as well as table scraps. They also have a trailerload of old horse manure they've discovered and are digging their way through that, as well as all my gardens. I'm just wondering if there's anything I can do to help her put on a little weight. We've just been through some extremely hot weather and maybe that's caused her to be a bit thin?
Thanks so much, I'm so excited to find somewhere that I can talk about my lovely chooks :)