15 pound laying hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rj032415, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Rj032415

    Rj032415 Hatching

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    hi I am new to this I have been following back yard chicken for many years. I have this one chicken she is about 6 years old I believe she is a Orpington Cross with a production red. She still lays an every day. Over the past 2 years she had put on a lot of weight she can still get around but you can tell she is starting to slow down. I weighed her today and she weighs 15 pounds. All my other chickens are perfect weight. How do I get her to lose some weight? Is this normal for a laying hen to get that big? Please help
     
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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

    Yeah! That is fat! Wow. I would make her walk. What are you feeding her?
     
  3. Rj032415

    Rj032415 Hatching

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    She is on all organic non gmo layer feed I get it from Keystone mills down the street from me. She also free ranges all day in pasture. She doesn’t seem to eat a lot of feed
     
  4. Rj032415

    Rj032415 Hatching

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    All of my other hens are perfect weight
     
  5. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    If she is free ranging I think she would have a better weight
     
  6. MinervaELS

    MinervaELS Songster

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    Do you have a picture of her? That sounds huge. :eek:
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    Wonder if it's a physical issue going on ... You should post this in the Emergencies, Disease, Injury and Cures forum. I'd like to see a picture also :pop Sounds HUGE!

    :welcome
     
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