Lost 31 chickens all at once

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by salty, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. salty

    salty Out Of The Brooder

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    It has been hot here in NH. Feed the broilers Saturday night. All were well Sunday morning. Came home and 30 out of 38 were bed. Not a mark on them. Laying together. Lost another on today. They have plenty of shade. One added point was when it was really hot Thursday, one of them was wheezy but fine next day. I am so heartbroken. Now worried about my layer who have no contact with broilers and show pen too. I am 100% sure no animal got in there. Should I give the others some VetRx in water. Does anyone have any ideas???
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    how old where they, chicks or close to butcher?
     
  3. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    With a loss of that magnitude, you really must have professional advice. Contact your State Veterinarian for a consultation and possible necropsy to find out EXACTLY why those birds died.

    Name: Dr. Stephen K. Crawford
    Title: State Veterinarian
    Agency: Markets and Food Division of Animal Industry
    Department: New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2042
    Concord, NH 03302-2042
    Office Address: State House Annex, 2nd Floor
    25 Capitol St.
    Concord, NH 03229
    Office Telephone No: (603) 271-2404
     
  4. salty

    salty Out Of The Brooder

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    They were 8 weeks old
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    it was the age and the heat, at 8 weeks

    broilers are worse the turkeys, if they where in a space without good ventalation



    my spell check is out sorry
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2010
  6. salty

    salty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. I usually only raise 20 at a time I feels so terrible.
     

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