my hens are eating very little

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tattmom, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. tattmom

    tattmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I am new to keeping a flock. We started small with a flock of three hens and a rooster tinker is the rooster then we have a big mama little girl and sparkles the are austalorpes.
     
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  2. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    If your birds are acting normal otherwise, they are probably fine. I've noticed that my birds seem to eat less in the cold. It doesn't really make sense (you'd think they'd eat more to keep warm), but it has happened to my birds.

    Good luck with your flock!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  6. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing happened to mine. It got cold for them and they stopped eating as much as they were. Since none of them were laying I switched to a higher protein crumble during the winter.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe from less activity - do they stay inside the coop or venture out in the cold?
     
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