In the Brooder
- Mar 9, 2010
So I'm new at this and learning as I go. Got 50 chicks last week (they sent me 2 extra, so 52) and already 7 are gone after a week. I just learned about the pasty butt and realize now that I have to clean them when I get home today (I thought that was normal). My other concern though is that I refresh their feeder twice a day. Within minutes of puting the feeder back in the brooder, they are pooping on and in it. I imagine they must be eating the poop too whether they want to or not. Is this contributing to the death of the seven or is this a normal rate of death given the original amount was 52?