Chickens act like they are starving?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lesha15, May 17, 2019.

  1. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Iv'e got fat chickens, i'm kind of in the loop on this subject.:lau
     
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  2. DellaMyDarling

    DellaMyDarling Songster

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    I have one hen I think is obese.
    She's the biggest, fattest, bossiest bird I've ever seen.
    She'll literally boob punch the other hens away from anything that looks like treats, including compost.
    Some chickens...are just fat asses.
     
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  3. Mimi’s 13

    Mimi’s 13 fuhgettaboutit

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    :lau:lau
     
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  4. Henriettamom919

    Henriettamom919 Crowing

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    I love this :gig:yuckyuck
     
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  5. chkva

    chkva Songster

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    Mine have access all day to feed, but you better believe around 6 pm after dinner they're looking in my kitchen windows waiting for their dinner scraps! They're part pig! When we had cockerels they were even worse, any time they heard me in the kitchen they'd come stare in the windows :lau I'm thinking about trying fermented feed. Not that it makes them fuller, but because of the benefits I've read about it.

    I was using layer feed, but switched to Flock Raiser by Purina. My chickens seem more satisfied with that feed! I supplement calcium with their egg shells that I bake in the oven. I had to switch because my chicks shouldn't eat layer feed, and I've now integrated them plus I have two ducklings coming in on the 31st.

    I believe full grown chickens need 120 g of feed per day... That's exactly 1 cup per chicken... That's 18 cups of you have 18 hens.
     
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  6. chkva

    chkva Songster

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    :lau:lau:lau Boob punch... I can't :gigBest comment to read when you're having an crappy day
     
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  7. littlebarngirl

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    Mine free range and graze on loads of bugs. They chase each other for the prized cicada. Their food is kept full to the brim and they love a warm oatmeal fruit bowl in the winter. They are definite foodies. I keep two large waters full at all times because they drink it like it's lemonade!
     

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  8. chkva

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    I just got a 5 gallon bucket for water and put the poultry watering cups on it yesterday! Mine drink it like it's sweet tea on a hot day. The gallon waterer was just not working for my 3 hens.
     
  9. littlebarngirl

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    That sounds great! what brand of watering cups did you use?
     
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  10. Henriettamom919

    Henriettamom919 Crowing

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    Mine eat scratch and peck layer, recently began fermenting and they forage all day on a lush acre with a pond, stream and orchard area not to mention loads of grass and weeds.

    Despite all that you better believe every single time they see me outside they're mobbing across the yard, wings flapping and literally hopping at my feet to see what I might have for them.

    Thems' just fat chicken ways :p
     

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