Is it normal...??

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

  1. 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
    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 Songster

    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.

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