Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tikkajazz94, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This morning,
    My brother went to the chicken coop and found 4 roos dead.
    I am sad, I was hoping to butcher them.
    that means least to butcher.
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    What killed them?
  3. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps


    1) Not alot of protine.
    2) Cock fights.
    3) not getting alot of food,
    4) the water froze so when it unfroze they must of drunk it so fast that they didn't get alot of water,

    I dont know.
  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    It would take a little while to die of starvation and a little less time to die of dehydration (more than a couple of days). Are you sure they were not sick? 4 at once out of the blue seems a little curious to me. If you suspect that they did not get enough food then perhaps you should hang a second feeder and bring your waters in at night to keep them from freezing.

    ETA: How old were they?
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2008
  5. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    they were 6-7 months old.
  6. ole-crone

    ole-crone Chillin' With My Peeps

    How many chickens are out in the coop?

    How long since the last time you went in there?

    To have 4 dead at once means there is a problem hope you figure it out quickly.
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Do your parents have ideas or know about the loss?
  8. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Sorry to hear about your 4 roos wolfbird! Before the thread jumps the gun and starts criticizing, we need more of the story.

    1) who's responsibility are the chickens.
    2) how much are they being fed daily and of what
    3) do they have a heatlamp, 6-7 month old chickens may need additional heat during the cold
    4) We don't know the experience level of the OP
    5) the OP might just be trying to figure out what is going on and asking for some help making things right if bad decisions were made.
    5) do the dead chickens or the remaining ones show any sign of nasal discharge or sickness at all?
    6) are they skinny or plump?

    Honestly guys and gals, it is not our job to ridicule Wolfbird, just help where we can. we all started out wet behind the ears and some of us are still trying to get dry.
    Wolfbird, can you answer these questions so we might be able to help you? [​IMG]
  9. m00res

    m00res Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2008
    San Diego
    I'm sorry about your roosters, wolfbird. You must be sad right now. You seem to do a lot of research on your own, but maybe your parents will help you figure out what happend to them? Good luck to you! Hang in there.
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Let's wait for the OP to reply before using the popcorn emotes and judgements. It maybe simply that this member has not figured out what happened yet.

    I removed the judgemental and downright unkind posts.
    I think we can try to be helpful, instead of mean.

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