Hungry ALL the time

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickendaddy'swife, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. chickendaddy'swife

    chickendaddy'swife Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 24, 2010
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    I have a 8 mo. RIR hen who is constanly at the feed, like she will never get enough. She started this about a month ago, looks fine but she is always eating.Poop even looks normal. She is the only one out of 30 that does this, they have a beautiful clean,large pen and get to free range on about half acre. AND they get fresh kale, melons, corn cobs, apples etc. on occasions. I feed Layena and Flock raiser. Does this behavior signal something I should be aware of??????-disease/cancers???
    Thank you for any help or ideas.
     
  2. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yakima Washington
    Mine do it all the time. They think if I move the feeder a foot over they need to eat...
    Just like yours, they have food 24-7 and get treets all the time and free range. I think it's because they are laying and laying the egg makes them stressed and tires them out. I know mine drink a lot of water when they lay, mabby the same goes with food? I don't really know. Would love to find out!
     
  3. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Chickens usually eat a lot more starting in fall and going into the winter season. This is there way of getting there bodies ready for the cold. Probably trying to put on a little fat and to help their winter feathers to grow out.
     
  4. chickendaddy'swife

    chickendaddy'swife Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for yur response. I will keep my eye on her and just see how it goes. Again thanks for your input.
     

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