In the Brooder
- Jul 1, 2014
Ok so my new chicken took an extended dust bath yesterday and I posted about it, was advised to check her for lice or mites. I managed to round her up and put her on her back and lo and behold she did calm down. Magic! I couldn't see anything but I'm new at this so I dusted her with permethrin anyway, but I noticed that she is really skinny. I can feel her breastbone. I don't think I'm supposed to feel that. I've never felt that on Precious. Now I'm worried. I didn't think she was eating very much. It turns out I'm feeding her the same thing that her prior owner was feeding her so I'm not sure why she doesn't seem to like it. Any tried-and-true chicken foods besides corn that'll put some weight on her fast?