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Chickens not eating much

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by homestead 101, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just brought chickens home last weekend. They have not laid any eggs yet as they are all over a year, and they have no eaten that much. How much should buff orpington eat and small bantam hens eat. I have as much feed avilible for them but they just don't eat as much as I think they should

    Please help me find an answer?
     
  2. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A move is stressful for them. Some chickens will be ok right away, still lay and eat just fine. Others will be a bit stressed and it may take them a few weeks to get back into a routine of laying. If you can provide a good seed mix for them as well, sometimes they will eat better if its mixed in with their pellets. Good luck.
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chickens also have troubles switching feed brands, so they might not recognize or like what you are offering.
     
  5. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. They are now eating a lot.
     

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