Do chickens ever get full?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MrRoy, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. MrRoy

    MrRoy Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine seem like they would eat until they pop. Especially treats like cracked corn, bread bits and rolled oats.
     
  2. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good question! Apparently not, based on mine - they will forage for an hour swallowing up everything that moves under their beady little eyes, then run like H E double toothpicks back to the pen if I hold up a cup of scratch. They eat and eat and eat!
     
  3. Turkenlover

    Turkenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt it. I think it's in the same way that horses never "get full" either. [​IMG]
     
  4. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    For about 8 seconds.
     
  5. DAS

    DAS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your chickens are full for eight seconds you should call your vet. Immediately dispense some scratch and stand back and wait and see if the problem goes away!! My guys are never full. I think they would eat in their sleep if they could figure out how!!!!
     
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  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    No..i dont think they EVER get full... [​IMG]
     
  7. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine seem to have an endless appetite for grains and other carbs, but I imagine they would eventually stop eating. I do notice that they can get "full" of greens after a while, and fruit, and they will quit eating them.
     
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Mine sure don't!! They get bored with the same old thing, but never full! Mine stop eating long enough to sleep or drink water...that's it. [​IMG]
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Well..i have had a stuffed chicken before.... So i guess they do get full sometimes.... [​IMG]
     
  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Eventually but you should see how big a crop can actually get. I butchered some roos that had feasted on the neighbors bird seed before heading back toward the coop. The 2nd one I skinned had a crop hanging out the size of a baseball all packed with bird seed.
     

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