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I know what killed my three Bantams/ please read

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I had joined the group, originally because my Bantams started dying for no apparent reason. Thanks again for the advice from many of you.I had put my free range bantams up for the winter that is when they got sick. Well it turns out as soon as I set them free they stopped dying. I had too many roosters. I feel certain the more dominate roosters wouldn't allow the smaller ones to eat. I didn't lose a single hen. The owner of a pet store that I frequent had this happen with some rabbits he had. That's when I realized what happened to my sweet Bantams. Please read this if you have had a similar problem. It's not always a sickness or disease. Thanks everyone
Edited by bantam home - 2/6/16 at 2:45pm
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Roosters, or roasters?

I'm confused.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Sorry my phone auto corrects a lot. Of course I meant roosters.
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In an enclosed coop or pen situation it is always a good idea to provide multiple feed and water stations so that the less dominant birds get to eat.  Also hand feeding of scratch grain morning and night helps.

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There are no coincidences- only providences.
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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
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Originally Posted by bantam home View Post

I had joined the group, originally because my Bantams started dying for no apparent reason. Thanks again for the advice from many of you.I had put my free range bantams up for the winter that is when they got sick. Well it turns out as soon as I set them free they stopped dying. I had too many roosters. I feel certain the more dominate roosters wouldn't allow the smaller ones to eat. I didn't lose a single hen. The owner of a pet store that I frequent had this happen with some rabbits he had. That's when I realized what happened to my sweet Bantams. Please read this if you have had a similar problem. It's not always a sickness or disease. Thanks everyone
Sorry to hear that...
post #6 of 9
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Thank you. I wish I had known. I gave them enough food in enough places,in the house that I didn't think this would happen. A lesson learned the hard way. Thanks so much. I miss my lost chickens.
post #7 of 9

Awww, sorry to hear this. :(  There are times we all don't catch on to something until it is too late. Then we move on and try to learn. 

 

Thank you for sharing this, hopefully it will help someone else.

post #8 of 9
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You are right.This hurt bad but I learned from it. Thank you
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Thank you. I wish I had known. I gave them enough food in enough places,in the house that I didn't think this would happen. A lesson learned the hard way. Thanks so much. I miss my lost chickens.
I haven't lost any of my girls yet but I came close last summer due to a hawk attack.
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