How to treat land, what should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hippiechick85, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. hippiechick85

    hippiechick85 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2012
    About a year and a half ago we ordered some chicks from a hatchery (EE's and Golden Laced Wyandottes), and all of the chicks died after they had feathered out and were put outside. The chickens had crusted over eyes and were going limp and died soon after. We had chickens on our land prior too this batch and they thrived and laid eggs like crazy and were as healthy as could be. I wish I knew that I could send the dead birds off to get tested, I really have no clue what we were dealing with. Now I want to get more chicks/chickens but I'm a little scared, I don't want to go through that again. Is there a way I can treat the land? It's been over a year, do yall think it will be ok, and if anyone knows what this could've been please let me know. Thanks so much!
  2. LeslieDJoyce

    LeslieDJoyce Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 30, 2012
    Sherwood, OR
    My Coop
    If you are in the USA, it is probably a good idea to call you state's Extension Service and ask them what kinds of testing could be done at this point ... also they will probably have publications pertinent to your area, as well as good information about general poultry keeping. Here is a link to a site with a map to help you find the contact information for your state:
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2013
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida

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