Will a chicken overeat??

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

  1. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    DonnaBelle
     
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they won't overeat.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    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

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    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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