Hubbards are growingRSS feed

Posted: Tuesday 2 November, 2010

by Rosemary at 6:07pm in Poultry No comments Add your own

The Hubbards are now 6 weeks old and moving on to grower pellets. We used two bags of chick crumbs for the twelve of them; I bought two bags of grower pellets yesterday. Their box needs to be cleaned out every morning and have fresh paper in the evening - they do poop a lot!

They still have the heat lamp on at night but are well feathered and could probably come off it now. I have to decide where to put them. At the moment, they are in a box and run under the barn. It's well ventilated and light, and the base is sandy, so they have lots of opportunity to scratch around. I did think about putting them on grass, but they aren't all that interested in grass and they lie down a lot, so would get damp. I think I'll keep them in the barn but build them a bigger pen.

If I remember, I'll weigh one and see how big they really are.


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