I KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH OUR CHICKS!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Stormhorse23, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    AND IT IS MCMURRAYS FAULT! I called them and they said the chicks have brooder Pneumonia. well, here is our "brooder Pneumonia." it says it can be caused at the time of hatching. there is no way all our our mcmurray chicks just happened to get sick at our homes the same way!

    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/206100.htm
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    OMG I am so sorry! did they say how long its been running through there hatchery?
     
  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    they didn't say it was their hatchery. they just said "oh they have brooder ph...whatever." when we asked if anyone else had called with a problem they said no. yeah, right
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Quote:that is sick to not admit that its there fault. I am sorry that this has been happening to everyone.
     
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Mine all seem ok. Does this effect them right away or later?
     
  6. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Later. Mine didn't show signs of it until they were approaching two weeks. My favorite chick is dying because of some lazy worker too tired to clean a freakin hatcher incubator thing!! :mad:
     
  7. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    954
    1
    151
    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    According to the link info, it appears the first 7 to 40 days! Sorry...[​IMG]
     
  8. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    Aspergillosis
    Synonyms: brooder pneumonia, mycotic pneumonia, fungal pneumonia, Aspergillus . When the source of the disease is the hatchery, the disease is called brooder pneumonia. In older birds, the disease is called aspergillosis.
    Species affected: All birds (domestic poultry, pigeons, canary and zoo bird species), animals, humans, and plants are susceptible.

    Clinical signs: Aspergillosis occurs as an acute disease of young birds and a chronic disease in mature birds. Young birds have trouble breathing and gasp for air. Characteristically, there are no rales or respiratory sounds associated with aspergillosis. Feed consumption decreases. Occasionally there is paralysis or convulsions caused by the fungal toxin. Mortality in young birds averages 5-20 percent, but may be as high as 50 percent. Mature birds also have respiratory distress, reduced feed consumption, and may have a bluish and dark color of the skin (cyanosis). Nervous disorders, such as twisted necks, may occur in a few birds (see Table 1 ). Mortality in mature birds is usually less than 5 percent.

    Transmission: Aspergillosis is caused by a fungus. The fungus grows well at room temperature and higher. All litter and nest materials (peat moss, peanut hulls, sawdust, peat, bark, straw) have been known to have been contaminated with aspergillus. Feed and water should be suspect when attempting to identify the source of contamination.

    Treatment : There is no cure for infected birds. The spread can be controlled by improving ventilation, eliminating the source of the infection, and adding a fungistat (mycostatin, mold curb, sodium or calcium propionate, or gentian violet) to the feed and/or copper sulfate or acidified copper in the drinking water for 3 days. The litter can be sprayed lightly with an oil-base germicide to control dust and air movement of fungal spores.

    Prevention: It is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect the brooding area between broods. Use only clean litter, preferably soft wood shavings. Do not use sawdust, litter high in bark content, or shavings that have been wet.
     
  9. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    954
    1
    151
    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
  10. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    oh im sorry for the chickies
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by