Chicks Piling on top of each other. How to make them stop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LivingRootsFarm, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. LivingRootsFarm

    LivingRootsFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks that are about 8 weeks old are piling on top of each other since I have moved them out side to their coop. I placed buckets in the corners but it hasn't stopped them. I don't have heat lights on them - I am in Florida and it has be very warm at night. I have lost a couple of chicks because I think they got suffocated. Should I put a heat light on them? Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    You might try a small nightlight, even if it's just one of those little battery push lights (if you don't have electricity out there). With them being 8 weeks old, it's most likely because they're afraid in their new surroundings, so a nightlight may make them feel more secure...
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012

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