First Run of Cornish Cross Meat Birds and Super Excited!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JessicaThistle, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Yeah we have the heat lamp on at night and off during the day.
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I do not use supplemental heat, the biggest dig I hear against supplemental heat in areas like ours is the birds to not acclimate to the cold and die if the heat goes out.

    Maybe next year you should try to go without the heat. I do not know your climate very well at all, but I am guessing it is similar to ours. I have a heat light that comes on at 4:30 am, but it is so far from the birds and in such a big area it adds not heat. I have it for the light for the layers. I am just too lazy and forget to just but a real bulb in it.


    I always try to use the death of a bird as a learning experience to not have it happen again.
     
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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    BTW Holm I need another cup of coffee, could you get it for me...
     
  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Nope I don't drink coffee.
     
  5. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    We just use the heat lamp for extra light without it we got no eggs. That thing gives off very little heat as it hangs way up by the ceiling.
     
  6. duluthralphie

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    Ahh so yours is like mine, a light but not much heat.

    I wonder why she could not stand a night outside. My birds feathers/down is so thick I do not think the cold really bothers them...


    I stopped drinking coffee for years, The doctor said I was drinking too much of it,,, I have decided he was wrong so I drink tons of it now, Old age and nothing else to do in the mornings.
     
  7. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    She had very few feathers.
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    That is weird, what breed was she?

    Is this normal for that breed?

    Sorry, I am not one of those guys that can look a t bird or picture and say that is a ,,,Blank..


    I look at the and say, that is a white one, brown one, spotted one etc...
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    We really need a "instant chat" here on BYC for times like this...
     
  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    She was a Barred rock bantam she got picked on by some mean hens and lost lots of feathers.
     

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