URGENT!! Fair coming in half a week!! Need Silkie to gain weight FAST!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GanjaXD, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. GanjaXD

    GanjaXD Out Of The Brooder

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    My Silkie cockerel is under weight (yes, I do feed him), and fair is on the April 25!! Is there anything simple that I can add to his food that will make him gain half a pound, or a full pound? Please help me! D:
     
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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is April 20...
     
  3. porteryork

    porteryork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Milkshakes?
     
  4. GanjaXD

    GanjaXD Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Please don't give me attitude, not saying that you are, but that's just how I'm reading it. I'm stressed, and I made a typing error. Have some sympathy please.
     
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  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is my understanding there are slight allowances for weight as long as it is not too much over or under. I wouldn't worry. Fattening them up quick is really not a good idea for their health.
     
  6. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe some extra cracked corn and veggie oil. When I was in 4-H years ago we used to add some of that to our show cattle feed before fair. Makes them extra shiny. [​IMG]
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Pen him up, worm him, and give him plently of food and water. A little bit of scratch will add some fat, but you don't want him to become obese.

    As a side note, silkies are only supposed to weigh a couple of pounds anyways. How do you know he's underweight? Is his breastbone showing? How old is he?
     
  8. GanjaXD

    GanjaXD Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:He was born in September of 2008. Yes, his breast bone is showing, way too much [​IMG]. He was sick last month and that's why he's under-weight. He's better now, just skinny.
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Mashed up boiled eggs, fresh grated carrots, safflower seeds, sunflower seeds, and wheat germ oil are all good supplements with extra fat.
     
  10. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like he may have worms. I would worm him and give him some boiled/scrambled eggs.
     

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