I may have found out why my chickens are dying ..
I told my husband we have a ghetto deck ...
(he put a roof on it ...Tar-papered it & covered it with a plastic tarp a few years ago )
as of yesterday it has been hanging / dangling - ripped / shredded over the roof of the deck ..
iT HAS PROBABLY BEEN DOING THIS BEFORE IT CAME OVER THE SIDE
It is like paper to the touch ...little pieces of it are everywhere..1 string thickness or more ( all different lengths )
I think they could be ingesting them .....
He didnt think so ..but they peck the lawn & they are every where near the deck ..
I have to figure out how to clean them up tomorrow .
Today he got me a ladder and I climbed up on the roof & got that tarp off .
i KNOW ....iM SUPPOSE TO BE TAKING IT EASY rIGHT ?
BUT i AM THE BEST ONE TO DO IT ..i WAS CAREFUL ..
bOTH MY HUSBAND & SON HAVE BACK PROBLEMS ..
iT DOESNT HURT ME TO CLIMB A LADDER OR STAIRS
...AND i AM THE LIGHTEST ONE OF THE FAMILY TO BE ON A ROOF
mY HUBBY SPOTTED ME GOING UP & DOWN
aNYTHING fOR CHICKENS RIGHT ?
i ALSO THINK THE CAT ...
WAS THE ONE THAT CLEANED OFF THE mEAT ON THE NECK OF THE DEAD CHICKEN IN THE COOP
hE LOVES CHICKEN ...HE WILL EAT IT RAW ..
hE IS AFRAID OF LIVE CHICKENS ..THOUGH ...
tHIS EVE HE WENT INTO THE COOP AFTER EVERYONE ROOSTED ..
AND WENT RIGHT TO WHERE THE DEAD CHICKEN LAID ON sUNDAY
AND i SAW HIM MONDAY OVER WHERE WE BURIED THE CHICKEN SMELLING AROUND ..IT
LIKE HE WAS LOOKING FOR IT
sorry for the capitals ...im not really screaming
Edited by Gramma Chick - 3/30/16 at 10:20pm