How do you keep Cornish X chicks from getting raw bellies?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ThatBeccaChick, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. ThatBeccaChick

    ThatBeccaChick New Egg

    Apr 14, 2016
    Dayton Tx
    I bought 6 cornish broilers and even though they have the recommended 4 inches of bedding they all have raw crusty bellies. Is there a way to fix that?[​IMG]
  2. 19disbre

    19disbre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2015
    those are sort of like stretch marks that area is growing faster than the feathers can. Raising them on fresh clean grass moved daily helps a lot, so does clean bedding
  3. Fowlfellow

    Fowlfellow Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2016
    Central Louisiana
    There is not a lot that can be done, these chicks just grow so fast. We currently have 25 that are 3 weeks old some look like that also. We have started slowing their growth this week to give their organs and legs a chance to catch up before they start having issues. GL

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