chicks are dying don't know why

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dadsgirl, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Songster

    125
    0
    129
    Jun 30, 2008
    jay, florida
    going to chicken pen on and off now for 1 month , seem fine one day, dead the next , ageing from 2-6months old , does anyone have any clues what might be killing them.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Not enough information to say. What symptoms do they show? What has the weather been like? What are they eating? Have they been exposed to other chickens? Is there bloody poop? So many things we need to know to even start to guess.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2008
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    4,870
    29
    251
    Jan 11, 2007
    Have you used medicated starter? If not might be cocci as this is very common .
     
  4. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Songster

    125
    0
    129
    Jun 30, 2008
    jay, florida
    not showing any symptoms, they are on medicated starter, no bloody feces, seem fine and then next day are dead.
     
  5. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Songster

    173
    1
    131
    Mar 29, 2008
    Wenatchee, WA
    are they cornish X's?
     
  6. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I am having similar issues with my silkies. But I found some bloody stool yesterday. So I am pretty sure we are dealing with cocci. I am putting the sulmet in the water and have cleaned out all the coops. Any other suggestions???

    Marie
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: