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  1. darin367

    1 chicken dies every 2 weeks

    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...
  2. darin367

    1 chicken dies every 2 weeks

    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...
  3. darin367

    Humidity question.. All dead..

    I havent hatched in a few years. I have a little giant still air incubator.. My hens are aging so I thought I'd hatch to replenish my flock... I set 35 eggs, candled at day 13, had 32 good eggs... Locked them down on day 18, they pipped on day 21, could hear chirping etc.. I only had 1 egg that...
  4. darin367

    So it's to cold for the chicks...

    1 of my hens hatched 5 chicks christmas day... Well today, 2 days later, she's got them outside in lower 40's degree weather, feels alot colder with the wind..... I started letting the hens take care of things a few years ago.. This is the 2nd year in a row we've had a christmas time hatch.. I...
  5. darin367

    Urgent help-floppy neck!!!! Please advise

    Had a 2 month old do this last week... it was hot outside that day.... my wife took a syringe, the kind for giving kids medicine... filled a bowl with sugar water, shot like 2 or 3 syringes full down the birds throat, put it in a seperate cage.. it was fine the next day, no problems..... i...
  6. darin367

    6 week olds are dying

    I've got 13, 6 week old chicks... we hatched them.. they were on medicated feed for a month then moved to flock raiser.. they were doing fine... then yesterday, 1 of them got lethargic and died.. in an hour.... woke up this morning and another 1 dead.... we've raised chickens for years and never...
  7. darin367

    New Rooster

    6 MONTHS OLD..
  8. darin367

    Help maintaining brooder temperature

    don't worry so much about keeping them so warm.... most problems with chicks is because people over heat them...... keep 1 warm spot in the entire brooder.. make sure theres a cooler spot.. those chicks will move into the heat when needed and away from it when warm...... they do not need to stay...
  9. darin367

    Keeping multiple roosters?

    it all depends on the space.... like said by centra, if they're free range, no worries... as the space gets smaller the roo count needs to go down also..... i keep 2 roos with 12 hens in a 25x25 run and no probs... 1 roo is the boss and the other 1 is oppurtunistic with the ladies, he gets...
  10. darin367

    Can mites live off people/ infest their house??

    get ivermectin pour on for cattle..... 3 or 4 drops from an eye dropper ON THE SKIN... then treat your coop with whatever dust you use..... throw eggs away for 3 weeks (precaution)...dust coop n birds in 10 days........ you can do it this way 1 time or fight em for months with just dust.... good...
  11. darin367

    3 week old chicks killing each other

    i've never seen a chicken especially a chick do anything like that............
  12. darin367

    When can my chicks go outside?

    they need to be feathered out before going out full time with no heat lamp...... usually 5 weeks old.......
  13. darin367

    Beware of raising winter chicks

    i've got 3 just hatched on 1/10/13... it's down to under 20 degrees outside at night, and i have no heat lamp........ my black australorp takes care of them just fine.... went out there today and the 4 day old chicks were running all over the place, then back under mom to heat up then run around...
  14. darin367

    Brooder Heat Lamp

    100 bucks a month.... wow........ i've raised many chicks with a 75 watt light bulb, yes, light bulb....... start it off fairly low, make sure they can move away if they want.... i never worry about the 90 or 95 degree thing anymore......the chicks will move close when cold and move away when...
  15. darin367

    sick rooster

    when my roo quit crowing it was worms... sadly i didn't figure this out till he fell over dead..... i had treated with a wormer that did not kill the type of worms he had... so now i use wazine in water for 24 hrs, then 10 days later ivermectin pour on.......... everyones doin fine now.... good...
  16. darin367

    Fading away

    go with wazine first........ i think it's the only one for roundworm, and that sounds like your prob......... then ivermectin pour on in 10-14 days...... a few drops on skin between wings....
  17. darin367

    Fading away

    could be roundworms........ just because you don't see any, don't mean they aint got em........ i know this because i started losing birds... everyones fine then 1 slows down/ lethargic..., then dead......... get some wazine, 7 bucks....... add to water..... worth a try........... after...
  18. darin367

    Help!! What am I dealing with??? (Worm & dropping pics attached)

    those seem pretty small for tapeworm segments, plus the color is wrong...... tapeworm segments look like a piece of rice........... have you tried ivermectin pour on for cattle..... this will kill mites/lice/worms/parasites......... put 4 or 5 drops on the skin, between the...
  19. darin367

    Dead chicken....Wormer help.... Wazene/ivermectin pour on

    just went and checked on the lethargic roo...... definately worms.... the wazine must work pretty fast... he's feeling way better.... dead round worms in his poo....... so now my question is, do you guys use wazine in 30 days or do you use ivermectin in 10-14 days.........
  20. darin367

    Dead chicken....Wormer help.... Wazene/ivermectin pour on

    Ive had a flock of 7 for a few years, no real problems, used ivermectin pour on in the past for mites/ worms...... got 3 new chicks in the summer, they grew up fine other than all 3 were roos.... my son also got a puppy this summer, and the chickens and dog co-mingle...... well the dog has round...
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