8wk old broiler rescue pls help

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Emma Anderson

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8wk old broiler rescue pls help
« on: October 20, 2021, 21:16 »
ve inherited a 8wk old broiler from the local chicken farm last Sunday - and we called her Sunday lol. Guy from farm appeared on doorstep (I have other chooks) and said she didnt make grade weight for slaughter but he felt she was too good just to kill so he thought hed bring her to me! She was quite lethargic the first day and obviously stressed, shes improved over the last few days drinking and eating and is being quiet social. Shes partially feathered so Im keeping her inside away from my other chickens for the time being - thinking a months quarantine. Im just looking for any suggestions about her care etc any help greatly appreciated.



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Re: 8wk old broiler rescue pls help
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 08:24 »
A month's quarantine is a very good idea. Have you got a spare mirror you could put in with her for the illusion of company while she's at it?


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Re: 8wk old broiler rescue pls help
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 08:42 »
she   or he may struggle as it gets a bit older these birds are genetically designed to have short life
they sometimes struggle to support there weight   wish you luck hope it goes well
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Re: 8wk old broiler rescue pls help
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2021, 21:17 »
I would not mix different age chickens together or mix vaccinated with unvaccinated. This one would have been vaccinated and best grown to 16 weeks and eaten. Keep a very close eye as there might be a reason other than weight for not sending to the slaughterhouse.

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