Can a free range chicken get fat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lengel, May 25, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    Under what circumstances do chickens get fat in an unhealthy way? Or do they ever? Occasionally I read about the possibility that free fed chickens can get fat. Is that right? Or is that dependent on their environment - whether or not they're free range, for instance.
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    a lot of my free range chickens are fat because they get to eat all the time. Only thing i can think of that makes them unhealthy is when they get so fat in the summer they have heartattacks/heat strokes. Corn. lots of it. will make your chickens fat. and if they get to fat. will stop laying. i've also had a few choke on whole corn. which is why i feed crack corn.

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