4 signs of en­vi­ron­men­tal stress

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Poultry -

If a coop is too hot, birds may clus­ter along the walls. Chicks will be on walls of a brooder, as far from the heat source as pos­si­ble.

They will sit with beaks open, necks stretched out, wings hang­ing loose be­side their bod­ies, and there will be no noise.

Beaks and wat­tles may ap­pear dark red and they will die ly­ing with legs stretched out be­hind and necks stretched for­ward.

Very cold chicks will hud­dle to­gether, of­ten stand­ing quite up­right with eyes closed and mak­ing very plain­tive (sad) cheep­ing sounds.

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