my hens are eating very little

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

  1. tattmom

    tattmom In 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 Crowing

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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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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!
     
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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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  6. JensChickies

    JensChickies Songster

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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.

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