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Winter is on us in South Africa. 20 died in the past week. What must I do?

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I have 150 chickens 8 weeks old. I raised them free range and grass fed. I give them "grower" at sunset. I noticed that they group together in a corner and suffocate each other. What is the way to prevent more from dying?

I am new in this hobby. Any solutions?

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I just answered your other thread.  If the chicks bunched up and suffocated each other most likely they were trying to keep warm.  It would be so much less stressful& sad if your experiments involved just a small number of animals, at a time.  As you learn gradually add more. Learn all you can about a species before getting them.    Please also search out advice in the various forums  - the coops section,  predator threads,  "raising backyard chicks." etc. 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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