Fatten Up?


8 Years
Mar 4, 2011
Clanton, Alabama
I was wondering what would be the best thing to feed a chicken to help it gain some weight? My Buff Orpington is really healthy, but I'd like for her to gain some more fat/meat around her breast area. She's pretty heavy, but I think she's a little too boney in that area. She's about a year old, if that matters. Any suggestions?

Also, is it alright for chickens to eat sweet feed along with regular chicken feed? The kind for horses, not cattle.
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Just realized nobody ever replied to this..

Anyone know?
I'd really like to look into new/better feed.
Pullets naturally fill out a bit as they mature into hens. She probably doesn't need anything but time.

An underweight chicken is a different story. If she's thin in spite of having layer feed available on demand, I'd get her feces checked for worms.

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