Weight Concerns

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EggHead107, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. EggHead107

    EggHead107 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone!! I am having hesitations about my chickens weight, they seem to be on the thinner side. It is very hot where I live and I do not know if it has something to do with the heat or if it might be worms. Do you have to de-worm your chickens??
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I've found that mine don't eat as much in hot weather, so that could explain a slight weight loss. A good rule of thumb is to limit treats to no more that 10% of their daily intake. In summer fresh fruits/veggies and a small amount of sunflower seeds or mealworms would be a good treat.

    Worms can also cause weight loss, so if you suspect that may be the cause, you can take a fecal sample to your vet to have a fecal float performed, they will be able to confirm whether or not your chickens need deworming. Some deworm once or twice a year, once during molt and once in the spring or when egg production is down since there is an egg throw away period.

    Just My Thoughts.
     
  3. EggHead107

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    Thank you for your help!!!!!
     

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