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What breed are these chicks?
 

 

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Now about 5 weeks old... I ordered from Moyer's Chicks in PA 150 Production Red pullets.  Had successfully ordered and raised groups from them in 2013 and 2014 without a single bird loss.  This year's batch so far has had a death wish with a loss of approximately 40% in 5 weeks. 

 

Moyer's was notified and said they were not aware of anyone else having a problem out of the 28,600 chicks in the run.  So I am looking to connect with anyone having biddie behavior problems, a 'death wish' with mounding against walls or in corners, and or behavior that is irregular such as very few of them going on the roosts to sit as would normally be happening.

 

 I am looking to at least have the company stand behind it's product and either replace the biddies or refund the money already laid out.  It is a totally frustrating experience. 

 

Thank you for your time.

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #22 of 27
Thank you Aart.
post #23 of 27
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After a long conversation with a chicken doctor, he feels that the problem does not lie in temperature or disease and it is not a problem from the hatchery. 

 

The doctor feels confident switching feed to correct the problem will work and that is exactly what transpired yesterday.  Hopefully that will correct this awful problem and bring us back to enjoying the feathered friends again.

 

Thanks to all for suggestions. 

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After a long conversation with a chicken doctor, he feels that the problem does not lie in temperature or disease and it is not a problem from the hatchery. 

 

The doctor feels confident switching feed to correct the problem will work and that is exactly what transpired yesterday.  Hopefully that will correct this awful problem and bring us back to enjoying the feathered friends again.

 

Thanks to all for suggestions. 

What were you feeding.....and what are you feeding now?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #25 of 27
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What were you feeding.....and what are you feeding now?

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074649/the-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

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post #26 of 27
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I was feeding a crumble feed, they were switched to Southern States (Tractor Supply he said would have been okay also, sometimes if the same problem occurs on one switching to the other brand would correct it as well) grower feed.  Yesterday they seemed fine,  I think the doctor fixed the problem.

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I was feeding a crumble feed, they were switched to Southern States (Tractor Supply he said would have been okay also, sometimes if the same problem occurs on one switching to the other brand would correct it as well) grower feed.  Yesterday they seemed fine,  I think the doctor fixed the problem.

So you/doctor think the crumble feed was contaminated somehow?

So basically you just switched brands of feed?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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