Cornish Broilers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by parrotdice2013, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. parrotdice2013

    parrotdice2013 New Egg

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    My chicks are 6 six weeks old I have 10 lRainbows and 10 Broilers
    It started with 1 of my Broiler chicks with leg problems both there legs are positioned to their outsides and on the ground along with the breast. now I have a 2nd one with the same problem. I am feeding them Meat Maker with grit and water treated with electrolytes. I would also like to know how long I should be medicating their water with the electrolyte water.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm afraid I've not kept meat birds befire so I'm not sure on the electrolyte water. Im more than sure if you ask on the meat bird section you will get answers. Here is the link ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/21/meat-birds-etc

    Wishing you the very best of luck in the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    At 6 weeks they should be close to or at butchering size, so you may just want to go ahead and process the 2 with leg problems. Are you restricting their feed at all?

    I'd stop the electrolytes at this point.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with keesmom.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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