Crazy skinny Ameraucana

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cherylcohen, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

    Sep 18, 2009
    SF East Bay CA
    So we've had "crazie" Gracie for about 3 weeks now, she is deffinately low chicken in the pecking order, but she is also fast like a road runner, so there are very few times she actually gets pecked. I see her eating and when we bring their nightime snacks she doesn't eat as much but she's not lethargic or not doing well. I felt her crop tonight and it wasn't as large as the others. I'm only concerned because she's not growing as fast as the others.

    We are already doing some flock managment isolating a few of the very dominate ones because we introduced two new ones last week. (we had isolated the new ones for a week or so, but discovered the BBB - big bad grump were pecking everyone so I know that Crazie Gracie is not be pecked to death so does anyone have any idea about getting her to eat more...or does she need to? She's a funny bird that Ameraucana, big personality!!
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2009
  2. ace6175

    ace6175 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    I hope someone has an answer, because I have an Ameracauna that I added to my existing flock, she always waits for the others to leave the coop before she eats. What will happen to her in the winter when they are all cooped up? Will she get enough to eat?

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