Posted by Lynn Nye on May 5, 2015 at 5:50 AM
It's been two weeks since the first batch of chicks came and Sunday they graduated to their portable hoop shelter.
During their first two weeks - here is where we're at.
- We had 2 losses within the first 12 hours. We count those as 'failure to thrive'.
- We had 1 loss at about 7 days .. .no explanation
- We euthanized one this weekend, due to a displaced hip.
So from an 'environment' perspective we've lost one chick during their first 2 weeks on grass. The weather finally broke. Days in the mid 70's or so with nights in the mid 40's (or better) and the chicks are looking great!