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 LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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