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post #11 of 14

That's a lot of chicks. I think you may want to separate your meat chicks. They grow so much faster than regular breeds that they can crowd the feeders so the smaller, slower growing chicks don't get enough. The meat chicks also look like they are big enough to smother the smaller ones. Get a thermometer, and find out just what the temp is at chick level. Adjust your heat lamp, either higher or lower, till they aren't huddled anymore.

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Ok great thanks
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

That's a lot of chicks. I think you may want to separate your meat chicks. They grow so much faster than regular breeds that they can crowd the feeders so the smaller, slower growing chicks don't get enough. The meat chicks also look like they are big enough to smother the smaller ones. Get a thermometer, and find out just what the temp is at chick level. Adjust your heat lamp, either higher or lower, till they aren't huddled anymore.


x2 + another feeder.

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post #14 of 14
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Thanks ill have to pick up another feeder and lamp
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