why do hens eat grass and how to stop it

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vicegrip, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 21, 2009
    Mena AR
    We just did a crop surgery a week ago and pulled out a bunch of hay. She was doing great until we put hay in her area and now her crop is full of hay again. Surgery again tomorrow, but how can we stop her from eating hay? she won't live long with crop surgery every week.
    Is she maybe missing something in her diet? She gets egg ration food all day as well as scratch every morning and free range in afternoon until dark. plenty of granite grit and oyster shells.
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Time to stop putting the hay back in.
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:yep, try sand.
     
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Quote:yep, try sand.

    Sounds like good advice to me [​IMG]
     
  5. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard that!!!
     

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