Good to gain weight!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Burgs, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Burgs

    Burgs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I have a chicken who has had a bit of a rough time of it lately and has lost some weight! She had a couple of illnesses and then I had the dreaded red mite infest my coop over the summer and thought it all she has got a bit stressed and has lost weight.

    Are there any foods that help chicken pile on the pounds? She eats like a horse so she will gain weight quickly again im sure!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Anything nice and high in protein. You could supplement her with ground beef, scrambled eggs, or other protein-rich foods, or even switch your flock to a high protein ration. Actually, since it's molting season, it's ideal to have the whole flock on an 18-20% protein grower or flock raiser ration.
     

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