No on the skin. And yes on the weight.
The skin I would wait on for awhile. Maintain the chicken for a week, then add in a dime sized amount. Maintain that for a couple of days, then add more, maintain for a couple of days, and continue on that way until you are no longer skinning the chicken.
Slow and steady keeps the solid poops.
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