What's a good food for weight gain ???????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DDRanch, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
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    My friend's rooster is recovering from a severe infestation of mites. He spent 3 days at the vet and is now home again. She is concerned because he has lost weight and doesn't have much of an appetite.

    What is a good food (besides his regular pellets) to help him gain back weight? He remains lethargic. She, of course, loves this bird and after a $300. vet bill, wants to keep him around. I told her I would ask the experts.......

    Thanks for your suggestions. Mr. Clover thanks you too.
    Anne
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Boiled egg yolk would be good. It has all the necessary requirements to build a baby chick. Wishing the roo a speedy recovery!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Bread, eggs, yogurt, cheese, cracked corn

    Geez same foods that make me fat.
     
  4. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours love yogurt mixed with oatmeal & Grits, eggs scrambled with olive-oil, or yogurt and mashed bananas mixed with grower rations!!!

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  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I just started feeding my birds some grains mixed in with their crumbles and saw how much fat and protein was in them! Flax, sunflower and safflower are great for fat! You can sometimes get them in the wild bird section of the feed store.
     
  6. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I have passed all this along to my friend and Mr. Clover is getting a whole lot of great food starting last night. I am grateful for this site.

    Anne and the girls.
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    A good food for weight gain? Apparently anything I eat.
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Eggs, cheese and yogurt wont make you fat UNLESS you need to gain weight. These are very healthy fats. Corn and wheat will make you gain weight in a heart beat.
     
  9. luvmygirlsinAK

    luvmygirlsinAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hate to burst your bubble![​IMG] Good for you fats such as what comes from Flax seeds, sunflower, coconut, etc etc will make people lose weight-but they are extremely healthy for both chicken and chicken lovers alike![​IMG] It may make him healthy enough that he does gain weight back though![​IMG]
     
  10. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a similar question not too long ago. The food item that completely got my hen back into the eating game was beef liver cooked in olive oil. I pureed it into a pate and she couldn't stop herself from eating it.

    Good luck!
    -C
     

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