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Feeding question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rmholtman, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. rmholtman

    rmholtman New Egg

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    I have a question and an important one at that. I have 3 hens and a rooster that I've had over a year now, I've been feeding them organic pellets and they're appetite has always been good. I have started to go to a sandman feed store that's closer and bought a different brand of organic and soy free pellets, they wouldn't touch it and days went by they didn't eat, so I went back to the same store and explained to them and I thought maybe because I went soy free, so they gave me a bag of organic only...still they're not touching it. It's been over a week and they haven't been eating. They look like these lost weight as well. I wonder if it's because it's a different name brand of food. Could this be possible?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It is most likely because you changed their feed. Gradually changing by mixing their standard diet with the new is the best way of switching feeds.
     
  3. rmholtman

    rmholtman New Egg

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    Thank you for the advice. I went back to the original store this afternoon and bought their original food that I always bought and now they're not eating that either. I'm worried about them because they haven't ate in about a week and they're losing weight [​IMG]
     

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