hens on hunger strike?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jdsgirls, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. jdsgirls

    jdsgirls New Egg

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    Recently my six 'girls' stopped eating their mash (crumbles) which they have been getting all their lives. They do eat table scraps & grain that I throw out, but I'm afraid they aren't getting all their nutrients. Any suggestons?[​IMG]
     
  2. Skip

    Skip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try other feeds. Give 'em pellets, that's what I'd do, but get creative. See what you're chickens like and don't like. Maybe the feed was stale, maybe the formula was changed and they don't like it. They'll have to eat eventually. Don't rule out sickness.
     
  3. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats easy, dont give them scraps. Chickens are not dumb, they will wait till you feed them the scraps instead of eating their own food. They will not starve themselves. When they realize no more scraps or treats, they will eat their real food.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG] Anytime my girls slow down on eating their feed, I cut back on the treats. Works everytime.
     
  5. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they pooping? Does it look normal. How old is the food? I'd do the same as above & stop feeding treats
     

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