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Will a chicken overeat??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DonnaBelle, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    McIntosh County, OK
    Hi, Just read a post about a swollen crop.

    My question: Will chickens overeat, I thought I read somewhere that chickens won't overeat. Unlike horses who can/will founder.

  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    No, they won't overeat.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have a speckled sussex that is a pig.

    If I let her she'll eat till her crop is ready to burst.
  4. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    Quote:[​IMG] Are all SS this way--I have one of those too! It will be freezing cold, rain, whatever, and Delilah will be out in the run scratching around for food. She's chubby, but I don't THINK she's overweight?

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