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1 chicken dies every 2 weeks

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I am at a loss. a chicken dies about every other week for the last 3 months... I have treated with corid... treated with ivermectin pour on... treated with wazine.... i have owned chickens for 6 years and have never seen anything like this... they are mixed breeds, it's affecting all breeds... eyes look good so i don't suspect mareks......they don't have lice or mites.... no cough, no sneeze etc..no bloody poop..... birds seem fine, then i find a dead one in coop..... anyone ever experience this and what was the problem....

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It doesn't sound like coccidiosis (corid) or worms (ivermectin/wazine).  Those don't kill quickly.

Whenever one loses several birds from a similar cause, it's time for lab work. Send a bird to the state poultry lab for necropsy.

Treating for the unknown isn't treatment.

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahln/downloads/all_nahln_lab_list.pdf

 

Are the birds dying the ones you've had for 6 years?

What are they fed?


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 9/23/15 at 12:37pm

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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none of my birds are 6 years old.. the oldest is 3... i replace 1/3 of flock per year... this spring i went a bit overboard and got 12 pullets from feed store... i've lost half of those and 2 or 3 of the older ladies... they are eating layer feed...


Edited by darin367 - 9/23/15 at 1:15pm
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