Not eating why & what to do?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Firetiger, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Firetiger

    Firetiger Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens, maybe a year old were raised on a commerical feed and ate about 50 lb a month. All of a sudden they quit eating the pellets eating only treats and whatever they can dig out of the floor of the run.

    I thought they would return to the pellets if hungry enough but after several weeks they are still ignoring the pellets. They apppear to be healthy but very hungry.

    Why & what to do? comments greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Mine hate their pellets right now, too. It's Layena, and I'm thinking maybe they know something I don't...like maybe they'd respond differently to a new bag- perhaps something went wrong in that batch?
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm, a mystery [​IMG]
     
  4. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish I could sympathize! My 6 RIR's used to go two weeks to empty a feeder. Now it needs to be filled weekly. I think they must be going through some adolescent growth spurt or something. They just turned one year old.
     

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