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Winter is on us in South Africa. 20 died in the past week. What must I do?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vivienneschultz, May 2, 2016.

  1. vivienneschultz

    vivienneschultz New Egg

    May 1, 2016
    I have 150 chickens 8 weeks old. I raised them free range and grass fed. I give them "grower" at sunset. I noticed that they group together in a corner and suffocate each other. What is the way to prevent more from dying?
    I am new in this hobby. Any solutions?
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I just answered your other thread. If the chicks bunched up and suffocated each other most likely they were trying to keep warm. It would be so much less stressful& sad if your experiments involved just a small number of animals, at a time. As you learn gradually add more. Learn all you can about a species before getting them. Please also search out advice in the various forums - the coops section, predator threads, "raising backyard chicks." etc.
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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