Freedoms Week 2 plus a few questions?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by noahsark, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. noahsark

    noahsark In the Brooder

    Aug 8, 2010
    Klamath Falls, Oregon
    Okay, so with a hatch date of 8/11 we will be two weeks old tommorow..Im assuming weve got mostly FR becasue of the postal mix up, they all seem about the same size and color..
    Im leaving them in my husbands care , as I am leaving tues and will be back fri..Ive switched some things around and have some questions for you all.
    1) Is it okay to use this big feeder for 24 , rather then the long ones with holes?
    2) also switched waterer from plastic one to big metal one
    3) Do any of you see any problems with this set up?
    I have water on far left, little bowl of greens on far left, big feeder with turkey crumbles(21%) in middle,
    Flourescent light that stays on during day in middle, and heat light (250) at far right..
    4) Can they have a bowl of wheat or cracked corn at this early of an age? the corn looks so big!
    Im worried about leaving them, so any tips would be welcome, thanks all
    Also Ive included pictures of day 2 , compared to day 13, as well as their set up in the garage..
    Seems like the other ladyslooked so much bigger at 2 weeks, do they look about right size?
    [​IMG]Day 3
    [​IMG]day 13
    [​IMG]set up

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    looks great to me!!!
  3. crperdue

    crperdue Songster

    Oct 30, 2008
    Lake Waccamaw, NC
    Man that 1st pic looks like you somehow got the turkey double-breasted
    gene into your chickens! [​IMG]

    I kept mine on flock raiser crumbles the entire time. I don't know about
    switching in some wheat or corn. [​IMG]

    Everything else looks great!
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    they look fabulous! great set up, I wouldn't add in corn yet.

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