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25 chicks they were in a 4x4 (approximate) space. We just increased the size today (their 3 wk mark)

I hope you made it A LOT bigger.....at least doubled, if not more.

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Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 17
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@aart. Yes, it is now approx 4x8.

I picked up some blu-kote and a chick stick this morning....hopefully now he'll leave everyone alone
post #13 of 17
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Thanks for the help everyone! Turns out 1/2 of them were juat tail feathers coming in (after looking at rach of them closely today). The other 1/2 got cleaned up and sprayed with blu-kote
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by lchavis View Post

Thanks for the help everyone! Turns out 1/2 of them were juat tail feathers coming in (after looking at rach of them closely today). The other 1/2 got cleaned up and sprayed with blu-kote

When new feathers are growing....they are called pin feathers or blood feathers,

because they are filled with blood until they grow out farther.

Those break and can bleed rather badly, a yummy treat for other chicks.

If you can't get one to stop bleeding, it needs to be fully plucked right out, which will stop the bleeding and another will grow in it's place. I used a small pair of hemostats to get the job done. 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #15 of 17

It will help if you add some entertainment for your chicks to keep them distracted. 25 chicks is a big number, as they grow they have lots of energy and take shorter and less naps during the day, they become very active and get bored easily. Try to add some roosts, a tray with soil for dust bathing, a clump of grass and it is even better if you can take them out for some time. 

loving my flock with their personalities, getting to know them and enjoy everyday I spend with them
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loving my flock with their personalities, getting to know them and enjoy everyday I spend with them
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post #16 of 17

what is blue kote, and where do you get it?

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what is blue kote, and where do you get it?


https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+kote&rlz=1C1KMZB_enUS596US600&oq=blue+kote&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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