Cross Post-Chickens Dying, Need Advice!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ang87, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Ang87

    Ang87 New Egg

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    I posted this initially in the "Welcome Forum", and was re directed to this one. Thank you for taking the time to read!

    I wish I came to you with a fun story, but I am in need of some advice.

    About 2 months ago, our chickens started laying! YAY!! We were so excited! Well...today one passed. I really thought she was getting better, she was walking around and everything! Now, a second one is showing the same symptoms that the other one that passed today was. These symptoms include:

    -not laying anymore (none of the three, before the one died this morning)
    -unstable, wobbly when they try to get up and walk-fall to one side
    -droopy eyes
    -lethargic
    -and just sitting around the water

    We have Golden Wyandotte's. The food they eat is large pellet AllWay (what my local feed store suggested) as well as chicken scratch (they like picking at the corns and sunflower seeds) :) They also pick at the fruit and nut mix that falls from the wild bird feeders. From time to time I also throw out melons and other fresh treats. For calcium I use ground up egg shells. They also have multiple water bowls around the yard that are changed out daily. I replace the hay in the coupe weekly as well.

    I've raised these boogers from 6weeks old, and now I feel like I'm killing the poor things. I just don't know what I'm doing wrong and could really use the advise. This is our first go at the backyard chicken life, feel free to lecture me! I have to learn somehow :) I'd just rather not lose anymore chickens in the learning process!!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm sorry no one is responding to your post yet, Ang. It's just that the right person with the requisite knowledge hasn't seen it and posted yet. I wish I could help. Hang in there! :hugs
     

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