Mar 25, 2010
Caviar of the East - Pavlovian Imprinting
The chicks are now 30 days old and have opened their eyes. Time for some imprinting to prevent them from joining some wild flock in a couple of weeks time when they start to fly.
Part of our second batch of about 30 chicks.
We have fine-tuned the brooding temperature, food and other variables for the hatchlings. This second batch looks like heading for a 90% survival rate. The industry standard is 30 to 50%.