Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rusty103, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Rusty103

    Rusty103 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2009
    My chickens in 1 of 2 buildings all got pale there were 3 there they all died one at a time for three days no injury marks all of them were around 1 year old. But the pen next to it had no problems like death.What next I dusted for mites.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Did you also do a thorough house cleaning? If they had mites (and it sounds like they might have) then their house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom, too. Mites in large numbers are so devastating to chickens that you may lose a few more birds from the original infestation. They can't build up their blood supply overnight, so if they were compromised to the point of near death then it isn't going to take much to kill them off over the next few weeks. You are going to have to keep your birds in the optimal conditions to make sure they survive the next couple weeks. They will bounce back, but it will take some time.

    Good luck. I'd also check the other house very carefully for an infestation as well. It's unusual that two houses in close proximity would have only one affected.

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