2 dead chickens all of the sudden

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Teckus, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Teckus

    Teckus Just Hatched

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    It gets down to around 6 below zero and i check my coop and one of my roosters are dead, i bring him inside and try warming him up nothing, i check 3 hrs later on chickens again and another rooster is dead?
     

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  2. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth True BYC Addict

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    Do you use any heat in your coop?
     
  3. Teckus

    Teckus Just Hatched

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    Yes i use a 250w heat lamp
     
  4. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth True BYC Addict

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    Have you noticed a change in behavior or symptoms? What about mites? Do they feel thin?
     
  5. Teckus

    Teckus Just Hatched

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    They were less scared of me touching them and they dont feel or look thin
     
  6. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth True BYC Addict

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    How is their diet? Do you feed scratch? If so, how much and how often?
     
  7. AnneInTheBurbs

    AnneInTheBurbs Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor things. Can you post a picture of the heat lamp? Someone else just lost a whole flock due to a non stick coating that is used on some heat lamps.
     
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  8. Teckus

    Teckus Just Hatched

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    I feed them pebbles but dont remember what kind and ill get you pictures later when i go out there again, but its a big silver one that i got at a tractor supply and comes with protector
     
  9. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth True BYC Addict

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    How is the ventilation? Changes in bedding? Can you posts pics of your coop?
     
  10. N Sully

    N Sully Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully not a Teflon coated bulb. Just read a thread where one of those killed 11 chickens in a matter of hours.
     
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