Silkie not gaining weight

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kara13, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. kara13

    kara13 New Egg

    Sep 5, 2016
    Hello! I have happy chickens that I've raised since chicks, they al seem relatively active and healthy.

    They are about 5 months old and I have one little lady who has never gained weight like the others and is much smaller and skinnier.

    Starting to wonder if it's worms, parasites or she is sick. Can anyone give me any advice on how to find out and what treatment options are. I love her so much and want her to be happy and warm through the winter.

    She seems happy, eats good and has energy. It may be nothing, but I definitely am concerned.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Photos below, she is the white one...


  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    5 months is still pretty young yet. I would go by behavior as far if it's okay. It will put on some weight as it matures, but chickens shouldn't be fat anymore than people should be as it's unhealthy.

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