Interested in starting with IB chicks this summer

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Chicken Keith, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Chicken Keith

    Chicken Keith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Been reading the sticky posts, thank you for posting these. I'm concerned with housing my 5-12 week old chicks off the ground in a wire bottom cage. How much room per chick is needed in these grower pens? I have chickens no nearer than 50-60 yards away from where the chicks will be. How concerned need I be about disease?

    In lieu of a wire bottom cage, can I get away with bedding of some sort? What kind? Wheat straw suffice?

    Can I grow out my 5-12 week old birds on the ground if I de-worm them with medication in the process?

    As a newbie growing peafowl, what do you think will be my typical mortality rate from disease--you guesses are as good as any. What was your mortality rate when you began with peas?

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