Meat bird?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenPeep, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    Hello. i have 8 chickens and one of them is a big fat meat bird. She is big and white amd cant walk easily or get on roosts! I know she is a meat chicken but that is not what were using her for. however, it has been so hot lately, she has been miserable. ive never seen a chicken pant so hard! She sits on the ground all day and eats and drinks. I am absiloutley NOT going to cull her, so what can i do to help??? PLEASE HELP!!
    PS her name is Big Momma and she looks kinda like this![​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    You could decrease her feed and increase her veggie intake (put her on a diet) and or move her to a cooler place (basement?).

    These things are temporary. No matter what your husbandry techniques, she will not live very long. They are genetically programmed to put on weight, and their legs and hearts etc can give out easily.

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