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Fattening up chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by seminolewind, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Seems like I have some skinny chickens, like their breastbone does protrude versus buried in the chicken breast. They are wormed, dusted, and have feed out all the time . What else can I do?
     
  2. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed them black oil sunflower seed in addition to their layer feed. It's cheap, full of fat and protein and chickens love it!
     
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  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    These black oil sunflower seeds , do you feed them shelled or unshelled?
     
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    With the shell still on.
     
  5. Cheyen

    Cheyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use cracked corn to fatten up my ladies, especially in the winter. It's not as favored as sunflower seeds, and isn't as nutritious, but it's a little cheaper and will fatten them up in no time! [​IMG]
     
  6. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just feed the BOSS shell and all. If you want to get ambitious and do your chickens a favor, try routing the BOSS first.

    Soak the seeds in water (better if you put a shot of bleach in to prevent mold growth) overnight, drain, spread out in a tray and keep evenly moist until they sprout.
     
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  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    How can a BOSS shell have flavor? I know where I can get them by the pound.
     
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    Cheyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I said favored not flavored. I meant cracked corn isn't as popular with the birds as BOSS. Sorry for the confusion!
     
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