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Why this warning from McMurray:

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by alcmaeon, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. alcmaeon

    alcmaeon Out Of The Brooder

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  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    That is most likely because the Cornish Rocks grow so much faster than normal chickens, that they are already at risk for heart problems, and the altitude would increase the pressure on their hearts, leading to early deaths.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, I raise a few of thoes every year and even at just 500ft... basically sea level, they breathe really hard. At such high altitudes they would probally die due to a lack of oxygen the first time they were spooked!
     
  4. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not enough Oxygen.
     

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