Heat effecting appetite?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cowgrl4life, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Cowgrl4life

    Cowgrl4life In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010
    We've had a recent temperature rise lately, and my chicks have gone from eating about half a 50lb bag of starter a day ( 7 bags every two weeks) to one bag lasting a few days instead of just two. This change is on my ones already old enough to be outside and just seems strange to me. Does heat effect their appetite that much? I'm a bit worried about them. I've got about 100 out there, and I really feel like they should still be eating more.
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    When it gets really hot and the birds are not accustomed to it their feed consumption goes down followed by a drop in egg production. Not much to be done for it until the weather moderates.

    It hit 100 here for the third day in a row. Only got about two thirds of the eggs we would ordinarily get this time of year.

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