Chickens dying one at a time over a period of 4 months. No warning signs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FinelyFeathered, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have lost my entire flock one chicken at a time over four months. No warning signs or symptoms ate and drank fine poop was normal. Any idea what went wrong?
     
  2. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A necropsy done can give you the answers needed.
     
  3. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where do I go about having that done?
     
  4. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are always symptoms,but they may not have been noticed. Some issues to look at are: any discharge from eyes/nostril,sneezing,did you introduce any new birds,if you used a heat lamp,make sure it did not have any teflon on or around(teflon is toxic to birds)moldy feed,access to grit,impacted/sour crops,etc. the list is long.
     
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  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    The phone number in Ohio to ask about a necropsy is 614-728-6210.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Put Probiotics in the water and maybe some sugar a small amount will be sufficient and try to get them to eat some hard boiled egg's without shell and if you can get some yogurt try that nixed in with the egg's for about a week and see if this clears them out and do not get to upset if the poop looks a little different from normal as this is to clear them out ........ [​IMG]


    My other thought is or question would be is there any lead paint around where they can get to ...... [​IMG]






    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  7. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the number I will give them a call
     
  8. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the advice much appreciated
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    How are your chickens doing now are you still having losses !!!!!
     
  10. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up losing the entire flock :eek:(
     

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