In the Brooder
- Dec 2, 2010
Hi, i am raising meat chickens for the first time. Got my new Cornish cross chicks a little more than a week ago. The chicks were a little stressed as they had been part of a demonstration before I took them home, but seemed to recover nicely...however, I was immediately disgusted by the vast amount of watery poop, their voracious appetite etc. I discovered the thread on feeding fermented food and decided to try it. They are getting organic chick starter that has been fermenting with braggs apple cider vinegar. They love it! I think that it has made a difference in their poos....Although they are still on a lamp 24 hrs a day I am not leaving feed out for them overnight, so in the morning they are quite hungry.They seem to be happy, active creatures. However, I am still a little taken aback by these chicks' appearance, and I don't know if the missing feathers, bulging abdomens and crops, etc are just part of this breed, or whether they have something wrong with them. They just look so strange compared to other "normal" chicks. Can someone who is familiar with CornishX please tell me what you think? Much thanks in advance.!!