Dead Barred Rock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pitterpat4353, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. pitterpat4353

    pitterpat4353 Just Hatched

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    Went out this morning to find one of my chickens dead. My husband opened her up and found a large clot in and around her liver. Everything else looked fine. Fair amount of fat around her bottom, no egg bound. I feed my four ladies one sandwich bag full of spent grains from the local breweries, occasionally a 1/4 cup of chicken Crack and they have access to layer feed that they rarely eat (40# bag lasts over 2 months) plus some leftover veggie scraps. Am I over feeding?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    pitterpat4353 Just Hatched

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    Yes, I have oyster shell and grit available at all times. The research I've done on spent grains shows they are high in protein, up to 20%. So I was hoping this was a great and free alternative to feeding my hens.
     
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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't know much about the spent grains. The protein content sounds good.

    You may want to offer poultry vitamins a couple of times a week to ensure they are getting what they need nutritionally since they aren't really eating their layer feed.
     
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    pitterpat4353 Just Hatched

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    Thank you!
     

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