What can I feed to put some weight on my skinny chicken?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by True Grit, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is a crossbeak and I give her yogurt with sunflower bits and sometimes oatmeal in the morning and that seems to help her. She can eat her crumbles but I was away for 6 days and I just know nobody gave her her special breakfast. What is the best way to get some weight on her? She looks so thin.[​IMG]
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    try giving her some higher protein feed, protein treats like scrambled eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc. You might even offer her some peanut butter on toast. [​IMG]
  4. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2010
    Quitman, Texas
    Equal lparts of calf milk supplement (powdered), regular high protein feed (mash is best), a bit of calf manna, and oatmeal. Warm water added until it's thicker then gravy, but still thin enough to eat. I give a handful to each bird. Add BOSS as treats. Make sure she isn't wormy.
    Hope you can fatten her up!
  5. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks y'all!

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