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Ex battery hens need more weight

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I saved some ex battery hens from going to the slaughter house (poor birds:() and they feel so thin, you can feel their rib cage and I don't like it, what can I give them to gain weight.... healthfully!? Please answer, thanks everyone!!
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A commercial laying ration fed ad lib should put the weight back on them.

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You may want to check that they don't have worms, lice, mites etc.  As battery hens that would surely be neglected.   That would also account for them being so thin.

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I would imagine that "finisher" feed (thats what its called here in Kenya at least) will help in the short term to add weight, but you'll find that in a 2-3 weeks they'll look a lot better on any regular feed.

 

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