Even more sure it’s a vitamin deficiency, most likely Vitamin A (the symptoms are right). Followed package directions (two continuous days per week) and the next day, yesterday, one looked sick & drowsy. Put them back on the electrolyte/vitamin mix in the water, but it was too late. Lost him/her in the night, and there’s another that looks like it’s going to go within the next day.

Now I’ve doubled the regular vitamin amount and am going to continue with it for the next two weeks. At this rate I’m wondering if I’ll have any left to take to the slaughterhouse.

Looking around online I understand it’s very common to have a steep learning curve and high mortality with Cornish the first time you raise them. It’s just depressing.

New feeder set-up:

More space, higher elevation and much more difficult to tip over.