My game hens fighting and killing a few chicks.

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by mskursh, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. mskursh

    mskursh New Egg

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    They are crowding in nest boxes resulting in a few dead chicks. Im almost ready to just take the chicks from them and raise them in a kiddy pool. Still sitting on about a dozen eggs (ive evenly distributed the remaining eggs and chicks to different nest boxes) my brooders are sitting on all of them. But i constantly find them on the coop floor (next boxes are 4' off the ground)

    Bah i want them to raise them but not if they are gonna killa few. Not sure if thats just the norm.
     
  2. mskursh

    mskursh New Egg

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    To clarify ive got 5 chicks hatched a dozen more eggs or so to hatch. Theyve killed 3 chicks (sqished it appears)
     
  3. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats what I do.. Just takes a heat lamp and food. Lost maybe 10+ small bantam that way all in one night...Good luck
     

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