My Cochin Ruby is so thin

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sandra Verbreyt, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Sandra Verbreyt

    Sandra Verbreyt Chirping

    Jul 12, 2017
    Temse Belgium
    I have a little Cochin named Ruby. She is shedding feathers which I believe is normal. However she feels really thin . She is eating and drinking and laying but still seems thin. Is this normal when shedding feathers for winter or do I need to be concerned. Advice please anybody. I also have a silkie (Margo) she seems fine. They are both free range and have the run of the garden during the day but are locked away safely from predators during the night.
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  2. SugarChick

    SugarChick Songster

    May 1, 2018
    Maybe it’s the genes?
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    If you want to fatten up the hen, feed her some scratch. (OR MORE THAN YOU ARE CURRENTLY DOING). I know the Federation suggests to keep treats to 10% of feed, but I break those rules myself,,,,, and have done it for over 20 years. My chickens (pets) live long lives BTW. I also think they are happy. :wee
    WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :highfive:
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