One of my hens never grows(Advise needed please)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Omran, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Hello,looks to me that on of my silver laced wyndott never gain any wait or get any bigger although she is eating more than her wait every day, did any of you has such a bird or can advise me if I have to do something to help her.
    I feed all my hens layer mech16% and chicken scratch ( craced corn and grain) plus table scratch and I free range them every day under supervision for about 2.5 hours.
    Thank you all.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  2. my first peepers

    my first peepers Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    South Western VT
    How old? I had a pullet that was very small, feathered in way after the others but she caught up...late bloomer?
    I once read about some birds that have "lack of thrift", as in they don't process nutrients properly.
    Perhaps someone more experienced will have something more specific for you...this is what popped into my head right away.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:Thank you for mentioning that to me she is 6 months old .
  4. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Songster

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    I have a gold laced wyandotte that is much smaller than everyone else? I don't know either...
    but she has a lot of energy and very wirey-I'm sure she'll catch-up
  5. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I swear as if you are describing my hen she is exact same!
    maybe the Wyndotte breed is like that!

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