Very skinny chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cv123, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. cv123

    cv123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I hatched a variety if chicks but one - my chamois has not grown as quick as all the others, she is also sooo skinny no meat on her at all... But she doesn't appear unhealthy appart from that... Still full of beans when trying to be caught!

    Any ideas anyone??
     
  2. cv123

    cv123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am VERY concerns about her VERY low weight
     
  3. AmyWho

    AmyWho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What other breeds do you have? Perhaps she's a smaller breed than the rest?
     
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  4. cv123

    cv123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw the hens she came from and they were the same size as the standard polish I so have... Her breast bone protrudes massively she is very thin... :-(
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Do you worm your chickens? Check for lice or other bugs on chickens. Are you sure a chicken is not bullying her at the feeder?
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My first guess would be that she has worms, or a parasite infestation. Make sure that she doesn't have lice or mites. Has she been dewormed recently?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Weigh her, dust for mites/lice with 5% Sevin or poultry dust, not DE and worm with something like Safeguard or Valbazen, not Wazine.

    -Kathy
     
  8. Kellywooh

    Kellywooh New Egg

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    I also have problems with skinny chickens. They have been dewormed and dusted. I started giving them a mixture of 1 part sweet feed to 4 parts layer pellets for 2 weeks,( just to get them to eat more layer pellets).
    At night I mix in whole wheat, at a weight of 30g/bird in winter and 20g/bird summer. They are eating way more layer pellets now, so I amgoing to only add the sweet feed intermittently. Happy to say the chickens are finally starting to put on a bit of weight, they seem a lot more active, and their feathers look better too.
     
  9. cv123

    cv123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I seem to be getting over the skinny chicken, I re-wormed again, now with dried meal worms corn and pellets
     

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