I know what killed my three Bantams/ please read

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bantam home, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. bantam home

    bantam home Just Hatched

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    I had joined the group, originally because my Bantams started dying for no apparent reason. Thanks again for the advice from many of you.I had put my free range bantams up for the winter that is when they got sick. Well it turns out as soon as I set them free they stopped dying. I had too many roosters. I feel certain the more dominate roosters wouldn't allow the smaller ones to eat. I didn't lose a single hen. The owner of a pet store that I frequent had this happen with some rabbits he had. That's when I realized what happened to my sweet Bantams. Please read this if you have had a similar problem. It's not always a sickness or disease. Thanks everyone
     
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  2. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Void where prohibited.
    Roosters, or roasters?
    I'm confused.
     
  3. bantam home

    bantam home Just Hatched

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    Sorry my phone auto corrects a lot. Of course I meant roosters.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In an enclosed coop or pen situation it is always a good idea to provide multiple feed and water stations so that the less dominant birds get to eat. Also hand feeding of scratch grain morning and night helps.
     
  5. DigMyChicks

    DigMyChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry to hear that...
     
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  6. bantam home

    bantam home Just Hatched

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    Thank you. I wish I had known. I gave them enough food in enough places,in the house that I didn't think this would happen. A lesson learned the hard way. Thanks so much. I miss my lost chickens.
     
  7. lynnehd

    lynnehd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, sorry to hear this. [​IMG] There are times we all don't catch on to something until it is too late. Then we move on and try to learn.

    Thank you for sharing this, hopefully it will help someone else.
     
  8. bantam home

    bantam home Just Hatched

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    You are right.This hurt bad but I learned from it. Thank you
     
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  9. DigMyChicks

    DigMyChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't lost any of my girls yet but I came close last summer due to a hawk attack.
     

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