Skinny hens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by my5hens, May 4, 2011.

  1. my5hens

    my5hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small flock of 5 RIRs and two of them seem to be skinny. I can feel their breastbone more than the other 3. The other 3 seem to be on the chubbier side. Its not like they dont eat, I feed them and I see them eat but the other 3 seem more ravinous. I'm thinking maybe pull the two skinny girls aside and feed them seperatly?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    It could be that they are on the bottom of the pecking order and don't get as much as the others...I would possibly feed them separately for a while but if that doesn't work I would watch for worms of some sort. Good luck [​IMG] I hope they do ok.
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Lund Poultry

    Lund Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would worm them and then supply a extra food dish. No need to pull them out if you only have 5 hens.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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