Lost one today, no idea why, down to four.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by FrenchHen, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    They're not fed all day long, they're on grass, and they have plenty of water. I have them on meatbird feet.

    Just a casualty of genetics?
    It was listless and wheezing/gasping this AM. Not in any pain, but not responsive either.
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    How old?
     
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Six weeks, but not quite roasting weight yet.
     
  4. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's wheezing and gasping for air that has nothing to do with genetics... they may have picked up something from your other birds? Is this a possibility?
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wouldn't worry too much about losing just one- that's the cost of doing business with meat birds. It doesn't mean there are any problems, or that you did anything wrong necessarily.
     
  6. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    The other three are doing fine, and have a date with a sharp knife in two weeks.
     

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