I know this is pretty dumb, but I have two industrial meat hens that i saved as chicken babies. they are a year and a half old. (please dont give me the whole 'they're supposed to be dead anyway' attitude ) Anyway, the biggest girl, Jerra is 7 Kilograms. (over 15 pounds) and naturally shes having trouble walking and breathing. She dosen't lay, and i think this is part of her problem. I have another who is significantly smaller. I know shes supposed to be genetically massive but i wonder if any of you have ever dieted your chicken? All she eats right now is grass and some seed. I've stopped feeding her laying pellets. She sometimes eats vegetable scraps and a bit of bread and cheese. She's pretty active and free range most of the day. I just want her to live a long and happy life but she is SO fat, and gets bumble feet all the time. my poor girl! if you could give me some info, it'd be great. This is jerra and her sister ziggy, relaxing. here she is again.