Too Fat?? *pic heavy*

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LaneHill, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. LaneHill

    LaneHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm Spot, my lady doesn't know I'm pecking this out, so please don't tell, but I have a very serious question!
    I'm almost 19 weeks old & Lady lets us all out to free range every single evening
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    That's me in front!!
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    Much to our dismay, even the younger ones get let out, but thankfully they stay mostly by Lady because they're only 11 weeks old [​IMG]
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    Tonight Pattie & Meme noticed a neighbor from the farm up the road came to visit
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    Kitty overheard this neighbor say we were all much too fat!!! & some foreign word that sounded like "Diet"
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    So, Pattie gave this interloper her dreaded Stink Eye & the farmer left!
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    Seriously though, are we fat?? Because the lady is worried maybe she's giving us too many treats but we think that farmer's chickens are just really skinny because they only get pellets & never get to free range or mealies, or anything fun.....
    Opinions?
     
  2. DvanderSlik

    DvanderSlik Out Of The Brooder

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    If you're your "fat" my flock is downright obese!
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I think they are fine, mine look the same as yours. Fat hens won't lay as well as fit hens
     
  4. LaneHill

    LaneHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. LaneHill

    LaneHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh yeah I forgot to mention that some of us are giving Lady & her family breakfast every day!
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  6. Arizonachicken

    Arizonachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it! javascript:insert_text('[​IMG]',%20''); And my hens look the same, too. Lots of fluff!
     
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cute story. They look fine to me, but if ya wanna know if they ARE fat, here`s how to tell. Hold the suspect upside down and look at the bulgey area ahead of the vent. You`ll probably have to part the feathers in a few places to see it, but the skin is thin and almost transparrent. Look for yellow lines of globs under the skin. That`s chicken fat. A little won`t hurt and at 19 weeks, it shouldn`t be an issue. Just a little trivia for ya........Pop
     
  8. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the story! They aren't fat at all..... they're just right!
     
  9. thesweetone

    thesweetone Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they look gorgeous! Wish they were my flock!

    I figure they're like people in this regard - they eat what they're supposed to and their body size and health reflect it.
     
  10. Meghalu

    Meghalu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some beautiful birds. Congrats on having such a healthy happy flock!
     

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