Ex battery hens need more weight

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jackery11, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. jackery11

    jackery11 New Egg

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    I saved some ex battery hens from going to the slaughter house (poor birds:() and they feel so thin, you can feel their rib cage and I don't like it, what can I give them to gain weight.... healthfully!? Please answer, thanks everyone!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A commercial laying ration fed ad lib should put the weight back on them.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may want to check that they don't have worms, lice, mites etc. As battery hens that would surely be neglected. That would also account for them being so thin.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I would imagine that "finisher" feed (thats what its called here in Kenya at least) will help in the short term to add weight, but you'll find that in a 2-3 weeks they'll look a lot better on any regular feed.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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