Cannibals??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 1stxchknfrmr, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. 1stxchknfrmr

    1stxchknfrmr Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 18, 2012
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    Okay so the last week has been a really bad week for chickens/chicks at our place. First we have a predictor picking off chickens. Both my Roos, one hen and two ducks are all gone after two nights. None lost the last two nights after keeping them locked up. Well now I had 14 baby chicks all born within 4 days of each other that have turned to cannibals. They always have fresh water and plenty of food. I've tried it sit and watch them to see who the instigator is but haven't found out. So far 5 chicks have been killed and eaten, one a night. I'm tired of my chickens dying. What do I do??
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    They need more room. Try giving them a red heat lamp instead of white, and limit the day light besides the red heat bulb.

    I'm sorry for your losses :(
     
  3. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    [​IMG]all the above, and if the chicks are with a broody hen, then make sure they are separated from the rest of the flock. In these cases, space is usually the main factor, so please make sure that they have enough space, and the cannibalism problem will disappear.
     

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