Switched to Organic feed and P.U!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tambo26, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Tambo26

    Tambo26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wondering if anyone else has found this: A month ago I switched my girls to an organic feed. I have 5 year old hens and I want them to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible! They were slow to eat much of it at first. They're eating it just fine now but the smell..... the coop has never been smelly... I clean that sucker weekly. It now has a very sweet..STINK... no matter what I do! (not the typical chicken coop stink) One of them is having a poopy butt problem too.... I almost feel like I want to switch back to the old feed!
     
  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, you changed feed (organic or whatever) and suddenly your old hens have developed a digestive problem??? I know what I'd be doing!!!! :)

    Best wishes,
    Ed
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    What is the protein % of the two feeds?
    Did you switch gradually by mixing feeds?

    Have you ever given probiotics?
     
  4. Tambo26

    Tambo26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have purchased a bag of their previous feed. I'm going to mix the two and ease them back into the old stuff. Yes, I've done probiotic and will be doing that today! Aaaaand a butt bath for my big Punkin... that should be fun... she's never had one in the 5.5 years I've had her! LOL!
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  5. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya'll will have a whole new respect each other in an entirely new way afterwards!!! [​IMG]
     

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