Meaties get a bath!!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickenfeverforever, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. chickenfeverforever

    chickenfeverforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No.
     
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  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Get them on the ground! If it's warm enough for flies to survive, they will too.
     
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  3. chickenfeverforever

    chickenfeverforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are going out this weekend.
     
  4. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If gravy constitutes a bath, then yes.
     
  5. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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  6. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Probably a pile-on and they suffocated. The ones I got last Tuesday do this -- and I know they are NOT cold, in fact, they seem to lay there and pant like they're too warm, but the brooder is big enough that they can find all kinds of temps, from very warm to just above ambient room temp, which is probably 72.

    They seem to like to sleep in a big pile, and the ones on the bottom seem kind of squished. They're small enough at this time it doesn't seem to hurt them.

    They are definitely a different breed, compared to the egg layers I've previously raised. All they really do is lay around except when they're eating, and they are already developing the enormous abdominal bulge I have seen in so many photos here -- rotund compared to my RIR and ISA Browns at this age.

    I will not hesitate to bathe them a couple of times if they need it, I'll just wait for those hot days when I know there is no danger of chill. I've seen a couple of documentaries about commercial poultry production, and the birds area always caked in filth -- that's no way to live, even if they are doomed.
     
  9. jenny_kap

    jenny_kap Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. jenny_kap

    jenny_kap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:take them out at least during the day. they are big enough for that.
     

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