Major Help Please!!! 25 out of 93 DEAD!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by DENALI, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We lost 25 of out of 93 cornish X's today. Just dead. No signs of problems this morning came home tonight and they were dead. I have heard of them dieing of heart attacks but not 25 on que all at once. They had plenty of water and plenty of food and it wasnt even a terrible hot day.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2008
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry you lost so many. You are seeing what happens for seemingly no reason. I will only do those birds is the cool weather of fall - nippy nights and cool days.
     
  3. WrenAli

    WrenAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?

    Due to how they grow I would assume that they would be more sensitive to "stress" heart attacks. But I am not 100% sure about that.
     
  4. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea...I'd think of your location = heat stress, and did something stress them to death = did you get a visitor as in dog/coon/cat/opossoum, etc, etc.
     
  5. paisleycj

    paisleycj Out Of The Brooder

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    I lost one of my large roosters, but it had been hot, and the dog had been outside the pen barking at them. Have you maybe got a neighbor dog or a youngster barking or chasing them around any? It really doesn't take much sometimes....obviously. so sorry![​IMG]
     
  6. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Holy BOBCAT Batman! I bet thats it! 2 days ago when we pulled up into the driveway (we have them at a friends house who we are splitting the meat birds with) we seen a bobcat sneaking around by the garage which is 30 yards or so away from the chicken pens (there is a heavily wooded creek 75 yards or so behind his place). I would bet my wifes paycheck that that bobcat came back today and was patrolling the pens looking for a way in!
     
  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
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    Maybe something scared them like a hawk or something and gave the little ones heart attacks [​IMG]
     
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    It's sad to hear this. Sorry for the loss of so many birds.
     
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Very, very sad and soooooo sorry. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we didnt lose a single one today and it was hotter and more humid. I will bet anything that that bobcat came around and scared them to death literally.
     

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