How to Add Weight to a Laying Hen

Asked March 4, 2020, 8:07 PM EST

One of my hens is noticeably skinny. (I have 4 total hens). She has been checked by the vet and has no health issues. I use commercial feed (Modesto Milling Organic Layer, Non-Corn-Soy). They get a little scratch (about 3/4 cup for them all daily). And some alfalfa hay. What recommendations do you have to supplement the skinny hen's diet that will add some weight?

Santa Clara County California poultry

1 Response

Assuming the chicken is not sick with some underlying intestinal problem, you could try adding mealworms to her diet for extra protein. Just don’t over do it.