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post #11 of 16
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Thank you all so much for my welcomes.

2 more chicks died unfortunately.

I found out today that the food i have been giving them was only 18% protein, so i have managed to purchase today a 22% protein chick feed, supplier said he can get me a 24% medicated starter chick food tomorrow, i so hope this will be the end of my problems. I have also today built a new pen for the poults with no corners. Also have decided not to put them on straw, so they are on fresh clean towels which i will change daily.

I will keep you informed.

Thank you for your advice.

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by jjhabgood View Post
 

Thank you all so much for my welcomes.

2 more chicks died unfortunately.

I found out today that the food i have been giving them was only 18% protein, so i have managed to purchase today a 22% protein chick feed, supplier said he can get me a 24% medicated starter chick food tomorrow, i so hope this will be the end of my problems. I have also today built a new pen for the poults with no corners. Also have decided not to put them on straw, so they are on fresh clean towels which i will change daily.

I will keep you informed.

Thank you for your advice.


Hopefully that will solve your problems.


Edited by Birdrain92 - 12/28/15 at 8:22am
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

Fingers crossed!!

i have 19 due to hatch on Saturday 

i am thinking about 9 under a turkey outside and leaving the remaining 10 in the incubator to hatch then keep them indoors. 

have you ever put eggs under a bird for the last week? 

Many thanks 

post #14 of 16
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Fingers crossed!!

i have 19 due to hatch on Saturday 

i am thinking about 9 under a turkey outside and leaving the remaining 10 in the incubator to hatch then keep them indoors. 

have you ever put eggs under a bird for the last week? 

Many thanks 

 

I usually let my peahen or duck get a clutch of their own and try not to add to it nor take away from it. For turkeys I got eggs from a hatchery and then hatched them out and raised them for Thanksgiving.

post #15 of 16
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Another thing that i have done is, i have put a chick feeder in the pen and a foil take away tray (unused obviously!!) with the same new food in it, the one in the foil tray i have also added a little water, and without a doubt they prefer this one. They all seem so much more happier now since my changes today. 

post #16 of 16

Sending good hatching vibes your way  :jumpy

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