Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Bad Chicky Mama
I messed up with the meaty chicks last night. They have been living in a rubbermaid bin under a grow light in the garage.
Before dinner, I gave them fresh litter, food and water. When I put the waterer back in, I failed to notice that there was a bit of an indentation in the litter where the water had been before. The stinkers piled up in that hole and smothered themselves. I lost 6 chicks. That's 9 down on this batch. I am really disappointed.
Just placed an order for 30 more directly from the hatchery. At least that way, if I lose any in the first 4 days, they'll reimburse me.