Need help my chickens are skinny

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  1. motherof6

    motherof6 New Egg

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    Hello i need help with my chickens they are so skinny what should i feed them?
     
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  4. doitright

    doitright Out Of The Brooder

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    We started out with skinny but added new grains like winter wheat, hen scratch and stopped giving the large laying food and went with crumbles and we also give black sunflower seeds. They lay like crazy and are so heavy sometimes they fall trying to get up to their beds and poor things make a big sound . I hate that . we need to fix it so they won't fall. but just keeping food in front of them all day and we also give electrolytes in their water. if they look sick , they have antibiotics for like a five day treatment. but are they young? It may just take a little time if they are healthy. They start out kind of puny looking at first.
    Hope all is well. This is a good place to learn too.
    I'm still learning.
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Exactly how thin are they? Do they have any other symptoms of anything...pale comb, diarrhea, water bellies, are they eating and drinking, active as they should be, do they have mites, have you wormed them recently?

    You can also post this in our emergency section for more help with this...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Give them a once over to see if you can see anything else that might be wrong with them and maybe we can come to some conclusions. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How skinny are your chickens? Photos might help. It is normal for chickens to be a little bony, especially if they are in high production. If they're skin and bones, though, then there is definitely a problem.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4, give some more information, pictures and how old and what breed they are, what you are feeding them etc.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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