You know the chickens are wayyyy to fat when........

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Crazy4Chicks, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I went out to collect eggs and visit with my girls ( and Clyde ) I opened the coop to find that the lower perch was broken in two ! it looked like to many of the girls were taking a nap or something and it broke the perch right in the middle ... I guess that is what happens when you give them way to many treats [​IMG] so now when DH gets home we will have to take out the broken one and replace it with a nice thick tree branch that I found hopefully that holds up under the ummmmm " full figured girls "

    it is always something new with them LOL [​IMG]

  2. [​IMG] My hens have broken the roof on their shelter. They always roost on the top part that hangs over the side. I went out to collect eggs and the whole thing had fallen down! Maybe we should cut back on the scratch and scraps of food.....
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    I have a WR cockeral that bends the roost all by himself! He's massive.
  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I guess those four light brahma's you have aren't so "light" [​IMG]

    I have Orps and they are getting so big now that I might have to expand the opening to the coop.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2008
  5. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I haven't had a problem with my chickens, it's my turkeys that are breaking everything. I have two boards on the top edge of two pens that they've broken in two by perching their humongous butts up on them at night. Heaven forbid they try to use the chicken roosts![​IMG]
  6. warren

    warren Songster

    Sep 29, 2007
    I wish I could get my hens fat. They have layers pellets available all day and too many treats but they are so thin a breeze would blow them away.
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  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    My silkies tilt there cage left and right. No more fattening veggie scraps for them.
  9. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I showed DH the perch when he got home - and he said " that proves it you are feeding them way to much " LOL they still have the upper perch to use - they are going to have to wait till this weekend till we get a chance to fix it.
    maybe I should just stick with banty's and forget the bigger breeds LOL


    edit ** they are getting apples for a treat today !!
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2008
  10. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    ok the girls got - apples and seedless grapes for a treat today - they loved it


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