How to fatten up silkie bantam?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 4 Georgia Hens, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. 4 Georgia Hens

    4 Georgia Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi BYC peeps!
    I have an 8 month old silkie who just got over being sick. My vet told me that she is a bit under weight. She eats and drinks normally, but I want to fatten her up more. FIY, I am not planing to cull her for food, this is just so that she can be healthy. Does anyone have a good tip to fattening them up quickly? Thanks so much!
     
  2. 4 Georgia Hens

    4 Georgia Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??
     
  3. FlyingNunFarm

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    I did a looking looking around and didn't really find anything. You want healthy weight gain. So generally that's not quick.
    I swear I read somewhere that walnuts are good for putting on a little weight. Of course I can't find where I read that now that I'm looking for it.
    You could always increase the protein intake. Especially after sickness it helps them recover a little faster. Again not to much... to much protein causes other problems.
    I think the best you can do is give her time.
     
  4. 4 Georgia Hens

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    Ok
     
  5. Saaniya

    Saaniya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We can't fatten up chickens ..but after an Recovery giving vitamin supplement (avoid B range in vitamins that B vitamin gives power to cocci protonza )
    with amino acid work

    Food like
    Fresh Corn ..
    Meat (Cooked)
     
  6. 4 Georgia Hens

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    Thanks
     

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