Food caked in mouth

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CatsvsDogs, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. CatsvsDogs

    CatsvsDogs In the Brooder

    Jan 26, 2010
    NW Washington
    Just to clarify I am in my first year of chicken raising both layers and meaties. I am on my second round of meaties and I am currently brooding 25 "Freedom Rangers".

    What I am noticing is that their food is getting caked in the roof of their mouths. I pulled a pretty big "plug" out of the mouth of one the other night, I was a bit disconcerted with the size. I never noticed this reaction with the Cornish X. I now check them twice a day to remove any build up that has started.

    Only thing I am doing differently, other than breed, is feeding them food that is being mixed locally. It does seem that the consistency of it is pretty fine. They have constant supply water.

    Any thoughts?

  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I would switch feed right away.
  3. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    i agree... switch feed asap for now

    i would request a coarser grind next time... the birds prefer the whole grains once they get older anyway

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