Sick broiler or just sleepy?


9 Years
May 5, 2010
Went down to feed the hungry hoard this morning( actually there are only 15, but they seem like a hoard at feeding time). Every one was clamoring around the food tray except one. She stayed under the light and looked like she wanted to sleep instead. I am assuming that when I come home from work she won't be alive:(. Never raised meat birds before but read about the high mortality rate and bought extras just in case. They have lots of room, water and I only fill up the food tray in the morning and it is usually empty when I get home. If they have flipped it over I do add a bit more. Any thoughts?

A Chicken Owner

6 Years
Mar 10, 2013
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I think the broiler is sick. I wouldn't risk slaughtering that broiler for food. If you want to fatten up your broilers, there should always be food and water for them. If you find the tray empty when you get home, it means you should put more food for them.

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