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8 CX down with leg problems . . .

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by KatyTheChickenLady, May 12, 2011.

  1. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    8 out of 88.
    1 week to butcher date, going to have to do these this sat instead. Funny thing is it's the smaller ones.
    Other than that I lost two to pile ups, and ten to my own big stupid mistake.

    So 12% loss to mismangement and 8% early butchers, not bad numbers for 100 CX at a time. Next year we are putting in a permanent CX run with auto lights, auto feeders and waterers - that should take care of the mismangement numbers. I think I am getting this down!
     
  2. Cheep a'lil Talk a'lil

    Cheep a'lil Talk a'lil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 20, 2009
    Sequim, WA
    Quote:What is "pile ups"? Is it a doggie pile of chicks? I only have 5 meaties, this is our first time. We lost 2 and I'm not sure why. They were only 2 weeks old and had the one leg sticking out stance and what my kids like to refer to as "poo-butts". We thought we were going to loose another and put him in quarantine and after about 2 days he was fine. I need to figure out whats going on, a 28% loss this far is not good. Your 12% and almost to butcher date is really good!
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    pile ups USUALLY occur when they are to cold, but also when there is not enough light or sometimes just because they feel like it. But yes, it's a doggie pile of chicks with the bottom one becoming a pancake, you can tell when one has died from pile up 2weeks old is about the time it happens.
     

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