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post #11 of 19

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When the "actual" temp (not the wind chill) is below 10 is the only way I would make sure they are in the coop and consider a small bulb to keep the temp at 10 or above.

post #12 of 19

Hello friends, i want to know that why my cockerel and pullet is not eating as much as i want them to eat . I think that all the chickens like to eat green leaves and other such things but my chickens don't like to eat these and even they don't eat their feed. due to this reason they have become weak and are not as healthy as they were supposed to be . kindly help me and give me some suggestions 

post #13 of 19

If they aren't eating and are weak, they aren't eating and are weak because they aren't eating. They're likely sick. If they're healthy, they'll eat. If they're healthy and eat, they won't be weak.

 

Explain more about your situation. Where are you located, what are the breeds, how old are they, etc..

 

You said they aren't eating as much as ;you would like them to eat. Chickens will eat until their energy needs are met, not till they eat as much as you want them to.

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post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Hussain Qayyum View Post
 

Hello friends, i want to know that why my cockerel and pullet is not eating as much as i want them to eat . I think that all the chickens like to eat green leaves and other such things but my chickens don't like to eat these and even they don't eat their feed. due to this reason they have become weak and are not as healthy as they were supposed to be . kindly help me and give me some suggestions 

 

What all are you feeding them?

Please list there feed and all treats.

 

Also have you treated for Coccidiosis, worms, lice/mites?

If so how long ago and what did you use? 


Edited by Chris09 - 1/28/16 at 9:11pm

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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post #15 of 19

i have not treated them for such things yet but last month i took them to the doctor and he said that they are fine and have no problem or any sort of disease . the feed which i give them is usually millet, boiled wheat, boiled rice, bread and fresh green vegetables 

post #16 of 19

Well there's your problem. There aren't sufficient essential amino acids in that mix.

What country are you in?

I assume you don't have a complete chicken feed available to you.

Lysine, methionine and likely tryptophan will be low in those sources and you want to find those amino acids in foods available in your area. Adding a legume would be helpful. (peas, beans, etc.)

Rice protein is high in the sulfur-containing amino acids, cysteine and methionine, but low in lysine. Pea protein, on the other hand, is low in cysteine and methionine but high in lysine.

Do you have access to any animal protein? Fish, pork, etc.?

Animal protein will solve the issue but without that, complementing grains with legumes will go a long way to helping.

 

 

http://www.fao.org/docrep/t0818e/t0818e0d.htm

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/62/3/377.extract


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 1/29/16 at 7:08am

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post #17 of 19

can you identify this breed ?

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post #18 of 19
Something like this is happening to my aloha chicken. He hasnt been singing in the morning for the past three days, and is hardly eating. He only stays in one spot in his cage until i take him out, about a week ago his chest was getting really big because he was eating about 2-3 times a day, and now that i have felt it.. it has been flatning and he looks smaller than before. I dont know whats going on this is unsual behavior. I just tried to feed him cooked rice and dry corn and he just looks down at it and falls back asleep. He has not ate all day and is only drinking a little bit of water. Any suggestions count someone please help!
post #19 of 19
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can you identify this breed ?

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Those are not any specific breed. They look like mixed breeds, or, depending on your location on the globe, a local landrace.

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