Chicks pile up and fight over corner of coop away from heat plate

noahs_flock

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I lost 3 chicks to trampling last night. They are not hot... half under heat plate. Other half fight to be in corner for some odd reason.

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ackie

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are these chicks the same age and breeds as the ones under the heat plate? the corner being so far from the heat feels significant.
 

noahs_flock

Songster
Dec 12, 2017
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are these chicks the same age and breeds as the ones under the heat plate? the corner being so far from the heat feels significant.
Silkie and easter egger. Same age. Mixed of each under plate and not.

They may be too hot, trying to get away from the heat
odd thing is, normal during day. only at night when colder do they go in corner. i will lower temp on heat plate to rest
 

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