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HELP!PULLETS DYING IN GROUPS.3 DEATHS IN TWO DAYS!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JoJo 95, May 16, 2009.

  1. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I HAD 6 PULLETS AND 1 HEN. THEN YESTERDAY MORNING I FOUND 1 WEAK AND HELD HER. SHE DIED IN MY HANDS. THIS MORNING I FOUND 2 MORE. THE DAY BEFORE THEY DIED THEY WERE ACTING THEIR USUAL SELVES THEN THE NEXT MORNING THEY DIE. WHAT IS CAUSING THIS TO HAPPEN?
     
  2. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I NEED SOME HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    How is there poop?
     
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Can you give a little more details.......

    How old are they?
    What does there poo look like?
    What are there living conditions?
    Are they eating and drinking?
    Have you noticed any signs of sickness...... coughning sneezing, runny nose, mites, anything?

    Is it possible that they have ate something they shouldn't have....poison??
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    What are you using as their food??
     
  6. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:forgot that one
     
  7. larosedce

    larosedce New Egg

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    I am also having trouble with chicks dying, we have them in our classroom as a 4-H in the classroom and we have now found the only two that have hatched drown in the water. How do you keep them out of the water. We are using the provided watering system. The chicks that drown both seemed fine when we left for the night. In the morning they were dead and in the water. We think they drown. This is our first year doing this. Also only two of our eggs hatched the other 10 have not. One hatched Wednesday morning and one Wednesday afternoon. Is it common for the eggs to hatch so far apart?
     
  8. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Yes sometimes eggs hatch a day or 2 apart.

    The chicks drowning, You may want to use a shallow cotainer and put marbles in it so that when they get into the container they cant drown.
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Yes, it is very common actually to have them hatch sometimes days apart from each other.

    One way to help stop them from drowning is to get some ordinary marbles. You know...the kind you used as a kid and played on the sidewalk with??

    Put the marbles in the water resevoire, the water will not be blocked by the marbles, but the water will simply go around the marbles and allow small areas for the birds to drink their fill.
     
  10. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THEY ARE ABOUT 3 MONTHS OLD.THEY LIVED IN A PEN THAT IS A LITTLE OVER 150 SQ FT.THEIR POOP WAS NORMAL. THEY ARE EATING AND DRINKING LIKE A CHICKEN SHOULD.NO SIGNS OF SICKNESS TILL ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE THEY DIED. WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT 2 WEEKS OLD I LOST MY 4 WEEK OLD ROO THE SAME WAY.I CLEAN THE ENTIRE PEN EVERY WEEK.I WAS USING A COCCIDIOSTAT MEDICATED CHICK STARTER BUT NOW I FEED GROUND CORN AND LET THEM RANGE.
     

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