Need some advice

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by edenbobeden, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. edenbobeden

    edenbobeden In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2012
    Creatives Florida
    I have 2 Easter Eggers that are 7 weeks old. They lay about 6 eggs each a week ( one is going 14 days straight of laying) I give them plenty of feed, scratch, water, occasional hand full of meal worms and bread scraps but they are very skinny. You are able to feel there breast bone and they barely feel like anything when you pick them up, they still are pretty small for there breed. So is this just like there skinny teenage years and they will plump up or am I missing something. It's not because of winter I know that, I live in Florida and its warm and still plenty of greens.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    They must be more than 7 weeks old if they are laying. Their diet is somewhat inadequate to support egg laying and maintenance at the same time. I would like to suggest feeding a balanced laying ration for optimum health and production.

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