Question about peahen with problem

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by thndrdancr, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ever since last fall, I noticed I have a hen that does that choking type motion right after she eats. I think she must eat too fast or has digestive issues(boy do I know the feeling). Would possibly adding coconut oil to their feed help with this now that its warming up or does anyone have any thoughts? Its not that I don't have enough feed bowls, so I don't know why she gets like that. This was one ib hen I got from a friend that had always been penned with 5 others so maybe she feels like she needs to hurry and just isn't built for it.
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you tried wetting her food , mine do much better with this method as i use crumbles, mine also free range and prefer foraging but do eat the crumbles hen it is to wet and rainy to forage.
     
  3. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't seem to like their crumbles moist so much, or they don't eat them quick enough to keep them from going sour. When their babies that's the only way I feed them. I just usually put 8 or 9 bowls out and thevwet stuff is left untouched. :confused:
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    If the crumbles get packed down it is hard for them to eat them, i keep water in a reservoir and add feed to it as they eat it, keeps the feed loose enough for them to get a hold of it.[​IMG]

    here is a chick setup of reservoir and crumbles it works great for older birds on a bigger scale, and it allows you to add meds when needed
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Capillary worms could cause thickening of her esophagus, thus making it harder for her to swallow.

    -Kathy
     

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