My vet said my hen is a little skinny

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by coolcanoechic, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any ideas to fatten her up a little?

    She gets layer feed with oyster shell, scratch with BOSS, and a daily treat when I go out to clean. I don't see her eat much of the feed. Maybe she doesn't like it?
    She's been all puffed up lately because of the cold weather and has been feeling a bit under the weather, but received a clean bill of health from the vet this morning.
    Anyway, I'm gonna go out and see if she would like some leftover pot roast. [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    If the vet says she's healthy and she has access to all that food then I don't think you'll be having any problems. Just like humans, some chickens are naturally skinny, some are a bit heavier.
     
  3. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have extra eggs, maybe try some scrambled eggs. When my chickies feel under the weather, that's what I do. Like ChickieBooBoo said, some are skinnier than others [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Some people make sure they get their fill of the complete ration before providing scratch like late afternoon.

    You could also add some grower(higher protein) to the layer. Or just use BOSS as scratch for a while.
     
  5. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Really? Scrambled eggs will help them get over being sick?
    She's digging the pot roast right now. Looks like she got her appetite back. I mixed in some cooked macaroni and veggies with it, but she's picking out the meat first.
     
  6. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The protein in it helps. [​IMG]
     
  7. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured most women would love to be called "a little skinny"??? [​IMG]
     
  8. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did not try this but a friend of mine has chickens and was in the same situation and he ask around and someone told him to give them white bread so that may be a thought like I said I have not had to try it but he said it worked ... so just passing it on someone else may no more about that.... but if the vet said clean bill of health I would not worry about it
     
  9. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I give them corn bread a lot. Is it the same? [​IMG]
     

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