How many to you brood in one area? I have lost a bunch of chicks, and the only thing I can think of is they are piling up on each other and smothering the ones on the bottom? I had two heat lamps should I have put more heat in there to spread them out? Or should I divide the brooding area into sections of only 25 chicks per section with their own heat lamp. I'm using an old grain bin for the brooder with plywood walls to divide it, so I have plenty of room to section them off if need be. I have 25 Welsummers in the same bin sectioned off in their own area and have lost just a couple the first couple days, "normal" loss of weak ones.
post #1 of 4
5/19/16 at 7:58pm