Girls are not eating!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Papas Chickens, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Papas Chickens

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    Hey guys my 5 week old girls are not eating like they use to when they were in there grow up coop. I give them grass from my garden every other day and we have ants that are in there run and they eat them all day long along with other bugs they find. Could that be the reason or could it be from the heat or maybe a combonation of both?
     
  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

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    if you are not feeding them medicated chick starter then they probably have cocci
     
  3. Papas Chickens

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    They have been medicated for cocci from the hatchery, there is no diarrhea or blood in there feces and there not loosing weight they just are not eating as much as they use to. Also i think it is to hot out here for cocci right now. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    So really it is just that you have seen a decrease in the amount of commercial feed they are eating - not a total stoppage of eating, correct?
     
  5. Papas Chickens

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    Correct Ol Grey. [​IMG]
     
  6. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

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    I thought you were just giving them grass from your post.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  7. Papas Chickens

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    Sorry if I wasnt clear, there not eating the comercial feed like they use to, I think it is from the heat though.
     

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