The Brooder Expands

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We took out the cardboard enclosure and now the chicks have room to roam.  Unfortunately, the rate of mortality for this round of meat birds is higher than we expected.  I’m not sure what is going on.  As of 5-27-2011 we have lost 12 of 200.  Two of them were due to smothering early on.  The rest have just sporadically shown up dead on the floor with no other obvious signs.