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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jx2inNC, Sep 15, 2010.
Sorry to hear about your chickens minniechickmama! Hope they get better soon
Does anyone keep there Cornish in a mix flock?? If so, Where are they in the pecking order?
I do, they are medium in PO they don't start fights but they don't run either.
No mold. I changed feed elevators last year and the one I am with is top notch. I only buy feed once a week and use it all, so it isn't sitting around or getting wet. I am going to clean their pen tomorrow and use fresh bedding. It is about time to change it just because, but it isn't bad. I am certain the cold weather that moved in last week is part of this problem, but not what is at the root of it. I have a couple hundred birds and these are the only ones that are having this problem this bad. I do have a couple in a pen two down from them that I decided to treat because I heard a couple of sneezes, but they are nothing like the Cornish pen is. I have some BLR project birds I hatched the same time in with them and they are uneffected. So, it is really just localized to this one pen. I have two pens of DCs, one inside the big house and one that is a tractor that is closed up and using for the other until I finish up some smaller coops for winter. I have about 13 breeds plus a few projects and oddballs. If it were a feed issue, I would be seeing it in the whole flock. When I butchered them, I looked at the lungs and they were definitely full of infection. I didn't even keep the backs and cut off the breasts and put them away boneless. It is just sad more than anything. It was just those two cockerels that turned purple like that and died. Even the worst looking of the pullets doesn't look nearly as bad as they did.
Tomorrow is another day and hopefully I will get this cleared up and be able to have a good number of breeders for the new hatch season when I am done.
If anyone knows of something besides Tylan to use for this, I will be using the injectable for another day or two, but I will need to get a new bottle. I find that Duramycin is completely ineffective on this stuff.
Ireally never figured out what happenned to my bird but assmed he got moldy feed because I found mold in a bag I bought. Tylan works best in my experience. It was really cold when my rooster died also as I remember.
Hope you get it fixed sooner than later, sucks losing a real nice bird.
My young ones were beating the **** out of my Houdans and Crevecours. I had to separate them. And for what it is worth, my Cornish are deadly on mice.
Miniechickenmama, Of your flocks, are the cornish the only hard feather breed? I think they would use more calories/energy to maintain normal body heat, even more to fight an infection than the fluffy soft feathered birds. Just a thought?
Interesting as they were beating up on my polish pretty bad.. And a frizzle. I did end up separating them tonight into a different pen. It wasn't just them but my Banty white rock that rules the roost.
Sorry you're having the losses.