Dying Chickens!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jlynnschicks, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. jlynnschicks

    jlynnschicks New Egg

    Jan 30, 2014
    I have or had 17 chickens, 1 rooster, 2 ducks (1 drake & 1 hen). The ducks were given to me in September. Since then I have had about 5 hens die and my rooster. And they were not old. I have heard that the ducks could be giving the chickens a disease and it is killing them. is this true? Help before all my chickens are dead. :(
  2. aaajjss1

    aaajjss1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2011
    San Diego Ca
    I am not an expert but i do have chickens ducks and geese and I have not heard of ducks giving chickens a disease before. What are symptoms your chickens are having?
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    The way to know what is going on is to have a necropsy. Ducks are resistant to many diseases, but that is different than being a carrier. Have you had a fecal test done on both ducks and chickens' poop? A lab or a vet can answer your question.

    There are bacteria and viruses in the environment, sometimes feed is a problem (though from what I read, ducks are more sensitive to toxins in feed).

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