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Chickens not eating much

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I just brought chickens home last weekend. They have not laid any eggs yet as they are all over a year, and they have no eaten that much. How much should buff orpington eat and small bantam hens eat. I have as much feed avilible for them but they just don't eat as much as I think they should

Please help me find an answer?
post #2 of 5

A move is stressful for them. Some chickens will be ok right away, still lay and eat just fine. Others will be a bit stressed and it may take them a few weeks to get back into a routine of laying. If you can provide a good seed mix for them as well, sometimes they will eat better if its mixed in with their pellets. Good luck.

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Originally Posted by Apocha14 View Post
 

A move is stressful for them. Some chickens will be ok right away, still lay and eat just fine. Others will be a bit stressed and it may take them a few weeks to get back into a routine of laying. If you can provide a good seed mix for them as well, sometimes they will eat better if its mixed in with their pellets. Good luck.


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Chickens also have troubles switching feed brands, so they might not recognize or like what you are offering.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Thanks for the help. They are now eating a lot.
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