Wrong nutrition??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickybae, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. chickybae

    chickybae In the Brooder

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    I need help...I am feeding my chickens 20% layer pellets, and they free range. They eat so much, but are losing weight. :/ is there something else I'm supposed to feed them, or can I add something to their feed?? I really want my chickens fat and healthy.
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    What's your weather been like?
    Have the ever been wormed?
     
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  3. chickybae

    chickybae In the Brooder

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    The weather? It has been extremely hot! In the 100's. They have been deformed about a month ago, and it didn't seem to help much with the weight. :/
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    What kind of chickens and what age are they?
    Can you post a picture of them?
     
  5. chickybae

    chickybae In the Brooder

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    I have all different kinds. Black austroplorp, Cochin, Polish, Rhode Island Red, barred rock, Americana, and frizzle. They range in age from 1 yr- 5yrs
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    They are ALL losing weight?
    Or just some?

    Pictures of how skinny they are?
     
  7. chickybae

    chickybae In the Brooder

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    Yes, it's all of them, even the roo. I can not get a picture on how skinny they are, it doesn't show. But you can feel every bone under them. They are all running around eating and drinking and being happy.
     
  8. Granny Hatchet

    Granny Hatchet Tastes like chicken

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    worm them again try safe-guard .
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    If they are active and healthy, don't worry. You are supposed to be able to feel the keel bone in chickens. Have you actually weighed them and tracked their weight? Or are you just going by 'feel'?
     
  10. prostar

    prostar Free Ranging

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    Check them for mites or anything like that? Otherwise if they're eating, drinking and pooping normal (or semi normal dang heat!) don't worry too much
     

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