Feeding Plymouths

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by max101, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. max101

    max101 Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    Hi I generally own Pekin Batams and have decided to go the whole hog and I got a trio of dark barred plymouth rocks.
    They are lovely massive but lovely natured.
    My question is they dont seem to eat much.
    I have given them seed mixed in with oats, grapes, pasta with scrambled egg, different types of seed and they eat it but they never really finish it.
    My pekins I have 10 hens and one rooster eat about 3 - 4 times a day
    I found lice on the plymouth roo so I have treated him for that otherwise they seem in good health.
    These birds are the size of turkeys so I have assumed they eat bulk or am I wrong?
    Thanks in advance for any responses
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    Just curious but what is your question?

    It seems you are asking why your new birds are not eating as much? I would try to limit there meals to a very basic and blan meal and get them eating. They will not starve themselves. Then introduce 1 or 2 things every week or so. They will live with just plain old chicken food and scrapes.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: