Are they trying to starve her?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by missourichickenmama, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

    Jul 17, 2008
    My favorite little chicken, Little girl, Is SOOOOO skinny! When ever she try's to eat out of the feeder, they peck her on her head, HARD.
    She is at the bottom of the pecking order, I know that much.
    Can they really starve her?
  2. fargosmom

    fargosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Pasadena, CA
    You should definitely set up multiple feeders, for this reason. Give her a chance to get away from them while they're eating at one, and get her own nibbles at the same time. Also try scattering their treats, if you give any, in a wide enough area that one chicken can't hog the whole batch. They're not trying to starve her, necessarily, but it sounds like she needs your help.
  3. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2008
    laingsburg, MI
    poor little gal, I have a chicken that I feel is quite a bit little then even her sister is, but I know she gets plenty with free range and treats and her normal food, but she is also the first one running to me when she sees me round the, she knows what is coming
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    there should be at least 4 inches of feeder space for each grown bird, and I prefer more than that. I have a four foot long feeder for four birds.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    She'll continue to go down hill unless she can get some food.

    I'd think about separating her in a predator free environment.

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