Chicken not eating feed.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ducclelover10, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Ducclelover10

    Ducclelover10 Overrun With Chickens

    Our little D'uccle won't eat chicken feed. We have only been feeding her black oil sunflower seeds. Is there any food we can give her besides chicken feed with enough calcium in it for her to be able to lay nice thick-shelled eggs?
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Why don't you try mixing in some BOSS with her food? though she will most likely just pick the seeds out. I wouldn't give her any more seeds until she eats her food. My chickens would't touch their regular food after 5 days in a row of cabbage, but it only took them a day or two to get back to eating their normal rations.
     
  3. Ducclelover10

    Ducclelover10 Overrun With Chickens

    Another problem is the other chickens won't let her eat. She is bottom of the pecking order and if I don't give her seeds or oatmeal or something she likes she will start crying. So any ideas on something besides feed that would be good for her to eat?
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013

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