Hello from bantam home,

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bantam home, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. bantam home

    bantam home Just Hatched

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    I am new to this site.I tried to post an introduction but not sure that it went through. I found very helpful advice about why my bantams just started dying without signs of any illness. One of your members had what sounded like the same problem. I just wanted to say thanks for all the helful advice. I have two of my sweet bantams dead now and another seven very sick.
     
  2. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

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    We are glad you joined us!

    Aww no, I am very sorry to hear that. Have you considered quarantining the ones that are sick so they wont keep infecting your flock?
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry for the loss of your bantams. It's always sad to lose some of our flock. :eek:( I'm glad that the BYC members have been of help to you. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  4. bantam home

    bantam home Just Hatched

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    Thank you, yes I separated them.I do have ten new chicks from bantams that were already separated. Hopefully those mommas and chicks will be ok. I also have one still sitting so I may up with even more. This is the saddest experience I've ever had with my chickens.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Any chance you could take sick/dying bird(s) to the vet to find out what is causing this? A vet can examine and run tests that are not possible from a website. You may very well be able to treat and save the others. I'm sorry you have to go through this.
     
  7. bantam home

    bantam home Just Hatched

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    I thought about taking one in to a vet but when I visited the co_op they said that vets usually don't specialize in animals like chickens... So they would likely charge me a bunch of money for little or no reults. I started them on antibiotics yesterday which is what the co-op suggested. I also got disinfectant for when all is said and done. They said if it was Meriks (sp) that there was nothing I could do anyway.Thank you for the help though.I have the most spoiled chickens.This has just shocked me so bad.
     
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  8. ToddQ

    ToddQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome to the club !!
     
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  9. bantam home

    bantam home Just Hatched

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    Looks like the rest of my sweet bantams are doing good today. Thanks everyone for all the help. I Love this site.
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
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