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

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    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

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    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

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    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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