What to feed thin silkie

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by featherfooted, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I have a silkie hen about 8 months old that is thin. She seems to eat good. I feed layer pellets with scratch as a treat. The layer pellets are available at all times. What can I feed her to put some weight on her before winter? My other silkie hen the same age is a good weight.
  2. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    I would say start with putting ACV with mother in the water - 1 TBLE. per gallon of water. Everyone will benefit from that. Second, I would probably give some Avia Charge 2000. It won't hurt. You can find that at McMurray Hatchery. Try some plain yogurt, otameal and some hard boiled eggs for starters. Cracked corn and such should be saved for cold temperatures. Hope this helps a little.

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