food to put on weight

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sandra Verbreyt, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Sandra Verbreyt

    Sandra Verbreyt Chirping

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    My Silkie Margo has not been very well and has been on a course of antibiotics. She is slowly on the mend but has lost a lot of weight . She is a VERY fussy eater and will not eat kernels or scraps from the house. What can I feed her to help her gain back her weight.
     
  2. ChocolateMouse

    ChocolateMouse Crowing

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    Meat bird feed would be what I'd go with. Anything high in protein, fats and still well-rounded nutritionally. Maybe scramble their feed with an egg every day.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    What kind of feed is she eating? If you're feeding layer, switch to a higher protein feed (Flock Raiser, All Flock, Starter/Grower, etc...) Try wetting her feed in water, yogurt, scrambled eggs, mealworms, tuna, cat food soaked in water, mackerel, salmon ....
     
  4. Sandra Verbreyt

    Sandra Verbreyt Chirping

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    I was told I should not feed fish to my chickens. Is cooked fish ok to feed them?
     
  5. Grits&Eggs

    Grits&Eggs Songster

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    hmmm, mine love tuna (from the packet) or cat food - salmon etc. but didn't realize it was bad for them, anyone know why??
     
  6. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Crowing

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    Maybe the high mercury.....
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I'm not sure if she actually is underweight?..Silkies are not fat Birds.
     
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  8. Sandra Verbreyt

    Sandra Verbreyt Chirping

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    Thankyou so much everybody. Today I scrambled her some eggs with her food mixed in and also some porridge. ;)
     

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