i am new to the meaties ..... will be cking in on this thread to hear helpful info. we built a 8x 8 x 2 salatin type tractor (hopeful to accomodate 25) with a fully enclosed top b.c. we could have predators. My 25 CX chicks are just now feathering at 2 weeks. At what age do they need to be before moving fromthe brooder to the tractor ? does the tractor have to have lighting? if not, will they 'bunch up ' on each other at night and kill/smother ea other? lost one chick today to what i presume was "flip"... found dead in brooder laying on its back ( it was 12 oz at 2 weeks)...am i likely to lose more? is there something that can prevent it? am i feeding too much? at two weeks, they are about 12 oz, does that seem normal? they ate 20 lbs the first week and are 1/2 thru a 50 on their second week...is this too much? they also got grow gel at arrival and get broiler booster daily in water. I was told to feed 24/7 until i moved them to tractor and then 12 on /12 off. But it seems they are eating themselves to oblivion! I am so afraid i overyly fed one to "flip"... tell me it isn't so. It is a lot of questions. I would be grateful to hear your responses and thank you dearly for your time in helping out a 'hopeful' first time meatie raiser survive this.