Lost on this one..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Doghousebirds, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Doghousebirds

    Doghousebirds New Egg

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    Yeah, I'm lost with this strangeness. Just gonna report what I'm seeing and maybe someone else has seen it as well and can comment.

    I bought in 21 black giant chicks in April from a local auction. Price was cheap enough. Didn't lose any chicks, everything going as it should, then a month ago I acquired 11 more black giants from a lady down the road give or take 2 weeks difference in age as my birds. So 32 total at this point. Not long after I got the new birds I lost my first BG for what ever unapparent reason I thought nothing of it. Then a week later I started losing birds at a rate of 1 a day all BG. So then my curiosity started getting the better of me. Not sure what was happening so I started necropsy on birds. Absolutely so signs of anything so not quite sure what's happening. I have a load of different breeds (RIR, amerucauna, leghorns, EE, Marans, bb reds, Dominique, etc) but not one death from any other breeds. Only in my giants. I watched one giant today that was really spaced out. She seemed to have a nervous tick happening with pretty bad coordination. She kept picking up her feet and stomping the ground.

    Any ideas? Open to comments, thanks.
     
  2. Noobchick

    Noobchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is neural Marek's or coccidiosis. Any bright red bloody poops? Could be that the giants came from a place with different strains of Marek's/coccidia than what's on your land. If so, this is one of those wait and see things: the ones that recover will be fine from here on out.
     
  3. Doghousebirds

    Doghousebirds New Egg

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    No blood all looks normal. Every now and then might see diarrhea type but not often.
     

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