2nd flock to die all help would be appreciated!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RooRoo II, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. RooRoo II

    RooRoo II New Egg

    Dec 14, 2009
    I had a few die last spring, symptoms:
    1. They will put their head down , like their scrunching it between their shoulders.like they have no neck
    2. They will not eat.
    3.They will not drink.
    4.You can pick them up about waist high and drop them and they will not try to flap tghier wings.
    5. It seems to effect only the females.
    6. They will eventually look like penguins.

    Stool looks normal from what I can tell.

    I ordered 25 with the Merak vac. and one of them just died at 9 weeks old,

    They get 17% layer mash.

    I have been adding Distillery grain to get the protein up to 21% for my Meat chickens Cross Rocks. But none of them have died.

    The ones that get this will stop laying before they die.

    I have used teramyician and qurintined them but they still die, any Help out their.
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    no 1 they should not get layer till at least 18 weeks the calicum can hurt the liver/kidneys. and you need at least 20%. of corse they have clean water all the time, what are you useing for bedding, are they on wood shaving right away or do you wait 10 days as chicks, if they eat shavings they can get stuck in the crop so the bird slowly starves to death
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009

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