about cornish cross chicks......

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by The Rancho, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. The Rancho

    The Rancho In the Brooder

    Nov 2, 2010
    I just received 60 +3 extras on Friday. Not new to raising chicks, hatches lots of my own, but this time was my first purchase from a hatchery(privetts). I got them mid Friday, started them on the vitamin electrolyte water and food in my brooder. The problem is since Saturday, I've lost 8. Is this high or how it goes with shipping birds? Are cornish cross birds more sensitive? Any input would be helpful!

  2. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Songster

    May 5, 2010
    St. Louis
    My friend got 25 from McMurray last year and I think lost 2.
    did you have them vaccinated for Mareks?
    Have you called the hatchery to see what they think? More than 10% in 4 days seems high to me.

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