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They ain't gonna choke themselves to death are they?? Ninja eaters!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BeccaB00, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    I have a rather odd question. [​IMG] I have a young rooster and a young hen in a big 'coop'.

    They have water at all times, food at all times unless they eat it all before morning.

    But, even though they're fed daily, when I fill their stainless steel food dish they go ninja!

    They think they're starving, but they eat all the time! Now I'm not worried about this.

    They can eat all they want, but they are always so interested in their precious food so much

    that they wont stop and get a drink. So they practically 'choke'. You can see their little throats

    get bigger, and bigger, and bigger because it gets packed in there. Now, I know this question is

    probably got an easy answer, but we've raised chickens for 4 years and no chickens I've ever had,

    grown or young eat like this on a daily basis. [​IMG] They wont choke themselves to death will they?

    The little rooster stumbled around sneezing and falling slinging pellets all out of his mouth yesterday.

    Scared me to death. [​IMG] Anyways, any answers would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]

    ETA: When I say their 'throats' get bigger, I do NOT mean their crops! I mean their THROATS. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010

  2. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    I had one like that, too. Poor Toast would eat so much, so fast, he'd choke. I was so afraid that his crop would burst or something. He gorged!

    He is now an absolutley beautiful (big) rooster that shares his food lovingly with his girls. I guess some are just little gluttons to start. He is one of the biggest roos i've ever had, so maybe that had something to do with it.

    What kind is yours?

    (Toast is a red sex-link)
  3. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    actually mine are little game birds. (no fighting what-so-ever) So they're not a big breed [​IMG] I sure hope they turn out like Toast did! [​IMG]

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