Hi! I am new to the site. I am on my 2nd batch of Cornish X. They are 6 weeks old and i have had a couple die recently. Their breathing gets slow and their skin is turning purple. Im thinking heart failure but i honestly have no idea. Any ideas? What can i do to stop this, its breaking my heart. Thanks for the help.
It is too late..
If you butcher now you will find some have liquid in their cavities, that is Ascites. It means the hearts and kidneys are giving out. You have over fed and under exercised them.
I would process as soon as I can to save the meat, Ascites does not effect the meat that I know of, I had the same problem until I learned how to raise them.