Dying birds

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Farmer Johnny, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Farmer Johnny

    Farmer Johnny New Egg

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    Anybody see visceral gout? Is there a cure? Can I still eat my eggs? I've had three girls die in the last two weeks.



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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please warn readers that you are posting very graphic photos. Some folks are very sensitive to seeing them. Have you shown those photos to a vet?
     
  4. Farmer Johnny

    Farmer Johnny New Egg

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    I have. Our prognosis was the same. We're just baffled how it could have happened. Sorry the images are so graphic. I care a lot about my birds and I've lost 4 in two weeks.

    It must have been the oyster shell. I tossed three, maybe four hand's full out, twice this past week and they ate it all. It was oyster shell I gathered off the beach and crushed myself. Could phosphorus come from feeding them too much scratch? I seriously spoil and pamper my birds. I might feed them scratch 2 - 4 times daily, spread out in the garden. They are in an extremely clean environment. I heat the hen house with an inferred light and there is a halogen that warms the outside coop. They always have food and clean water (It froze once, but I knocked it out). There is no feces on their perches, nor in their outside coop. I keep a lot of wood chips on the ground outside and straw on the inside to absorb that, and I change it out once a week.

    I'm just stumped and that is where I feel bad.

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  5. Farmer Johnny

    Farmer Johnny New Egg

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    I have. We had the same prognosis and we're both baffled on how it could have happened....

    It must have been the oyster shell I gave them. I tossed three, maybe four hand's full out twice this past week and they ate it all. It was oyster shell I gathered off the beach and crushed myself. Could Phosphorus come from feeding them too much scratch? I seriously spoil and pamper my birds. I might feed them scratch 2 - 4 times daily, spread out in the garden. They are in an extremely clean environment. I heat the hen house with an inferred light and there is a halogen that warms the outside coop. They always have food and clean water (It froze once, but I knocked it out). There is no feces on their perches, nor in their outside coop. I keep a lot of wood chips on the ground outside and straw on the inside to absorb that, and I change it out once a week.

    I'm just stumped and that is where I feel bad.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard. Sorry you have lost some your birds. Hopefully the folks in the ER sections can give you some ideas. Best of luck to you.
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Sorry your having a problem, hopefully someone over on the emergencies forum can help you out.

    Good luck!
     
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