Is it normal...??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    5,033
    49
    283
    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    to be able to feel the breastbone on 4 month old pullets ?? I feed Nutrena starter/layer mix (just started mixing it last week). They have all they want at all times and treats everyday. STrawberries, watermelon, greens, yogurt, etc...

    Is there a particular brand that you find is best for your chickens?
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Mine aren't meaty by any means.... I think that only happens with broilers. [​IMG] But, I am no expert... these are pretty much my first chickens [​IMG]
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I can feel the breastbone on all my chickens. They have Dumor layer pellets at all times (or starter if in a younger bunch)

    I think it's normal - if they are acting OK and you have food available to them 24x7 then it's fine, I'd think.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by