Malnourished chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by j9er9er, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. j9er9er

    j9er9er Chirping

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    I just got 3 hens and 1 rooster that were not being fed the rooster. was so weak he died two days later. The hens are eating well . Will they start laying again? And will the start mingling with other chickens i have? I have had them not quite a week. Please respond thank you Jimmy
     
  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Free Ranging

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    I think that would depend on how old that they are. If they ever will start laying, they are going to have to build up their systems first. I would feed them an all flock feed as they will be needing the extra protein found in it, along with a bowl of oyster shell on the side that they can help themselves to as they feel that they need to.
     
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  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Free Ranging

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  5. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crowing

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    :frowHi Jimmy, welcome to BackYard Chickens!

    I agree with @BlueBaby. Also depends somewhat on breed, as some lay for many years and others are productive for just a couple... and might lay sporadic. So if the hens are young they should start laying eventually, but probably need some time to recover.
    Do you have them quarantined? or in the same pen already?
    Here's some articles that may help:

    So You Want to Rescue a Chicken
    See but don’t touch
    The Essential Quarantine

    Good luck with your new hens :love
     
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  6. KLIL

    KLIL Crowing

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  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Jimmy and welcome to BYC. I hope that the integration goes well.

    Best wishes
    Pork Pie
     
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  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler

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    Hi Jimmy and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer

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    Howdy Jimmy! :frow Welcome to our FUN-omenal Flock! :celebrate
     
  10. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    Hiya Jimmy and welcome to BYC glad you joined us! :celebrate
     

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