Hi there, I just received an order of 105 Chukar Partridge Chicks from McMurray Hatchery. I have a few questions about them.
First off, what is an acceptable loss during shipping? I lost about 10 and several more are looking week. Is it justifiable to call the hatchery or is that excepted? I have raised ducks and chickens without any losses so this game bird thing is kind of new to me.
Second, why do they all pile up? I thought it would be because they are cold but they are not. The brooder temp under the light is 95 degrees and the outer edges 85-90 but they still pile under the light. Why is that?
A speedy response would be great. Thanks!