Shipped from Mt healthy hatcheries broad breasted on southern states sporting bird starter medicated 28% protein yes common well. Bedding is premium pine shavings not sure the exact temp but they do not huddle together stay disperesed evenly pretty much and normal droppings as I can tell
I had 18 chicks started great and a week later I have 6 left. At first the were fine at all times I kept them supplied clean(well) water and also medicated feed. After a couple of days they started dying, i would put fresh water they would drink and then an hr later 2 or 3 dead
I have 8 adult black star laying hens and i also have (6) 8 week old biddys; How can i add them to the flock without the hens killing them? I tried the other day to add only one of the biddies in the pen and the hens immediately came over and hovered over the biddy and then when one hen started they all started to peck it. so i grab it up and put it back with the others. Any Ideas?
I asked a friend at church the picture probably explains better than i do but he said it is still to mild of climate for them to start molting that they dont start till about the hotest part of the summer. idk i did look briefly but couldnt see anything i will look harder this time. i may just go ahead and dust anyway.