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Chickens stopped eating

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pixie74943, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I need some help

    My chickens are fed a mix of grains, and when I started them on it, they were very healthy for a couple of months, now they have stopped eating certain grains.

    The mix is 60% wheat, and an equal mix of peas, corn, lupins, and sunflower seeds. The chickens have stopped eating the peas and lupins (they used to fight over peas) and they contain the majority of the protein in their diet


    Any ideas why they would lose interest in some of their food? but still interested in the other seeds
     
  2. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (double post srry)
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  3. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    feed the birds the peas and lupines fin the morning and wait for them to Finnish all of those before you give them anything else also if your worried about protean they love any type of meat and if you don't want to give them meat cultivating worms ,crickets ,grasshoppers ,or any kind of insect wouldn't be hard.
     
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I reckon they just got bored [​IMG] My chickens used to do that, too, except now they're on a pellet diet and only get seeds as treats [​IMG]
     
  5. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @dan_grow: I'm looking at starting mealworms soon, hopefully my parents dont cry too much about them :p

    @magicpigeon: evil little creatures!! They ate their peas yesterday, because I was at work and wasnt able to top up their food till later, hehe, so the way to get them to eat is to starve them... (sarcasm)
     
  6. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Try to get them on a layer crumbles or pellets. I agree to use scratch or grains as treats!
     
  7. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well good luck with the meal worms and don't worry about what your parents have to say ( trust me on this they'll complain and whine but adventively they'll relent)
     
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