I'm worried about my girl

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ncCHICKS, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullets and rooster are on Grower (Purina Mills) and the rooster is nice sized (bantam cochin) and the dominique is NICE sized (she's SQ) but my Production red is a little small and my ee is TINY she's so skinny she's the smallest of my girls. Is she being bullies. The roo chases all except Acer, the dom. I am worried about the other 2
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Try separating her for a bit and making sure she gets to eat on her own for a couple of days. You can also provide a 2nd feeder. The bullies are likely to pick a feeder and are less likely to keep the lower birds away from both feeders.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I agree with Jenn. Make sure your little ones are getting their fair share of time at the feeder. A second feeder is always a good idea, even if it's a small homemade one.
    When my runt was small I took her aside each day to give her an extra helping of her grower feed and I always made sure she got her fair share of treats.
    Now that she's a bit older and wiser she's learned how to outsmart the bullies.
     

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