My Cochin Ruby is so thin

Sandra Verbreyt

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.


6 Years
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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