What do I do if I want a chicken to get skinnier?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Zeevon101, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Zeevon101

    Zeevon101 New Egg

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    One of my girls are very overweight and I want her to get skinnier. Any ideas how I can watch her so she doesn't eat to much. she is a laying hen.
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    You would have to separate her away from the flock part time if you are free feeding them. Do you know what breed she is? Is she fat all over, or does she have a big abdomen?
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Feed only grower/finisher if they aren't laying. Only layer feed if they are all laying.
    Feeding scratch, which most people do, in excess can make them fat.
     
  4. Zeevon101

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    Re-write:
    She is a Rhode Island Red and very overweight. She sleeps on the floor at night and can't hop on roost. She has got a big abdomen. Please help.
     
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