Necropsy results for 11 week old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bamoram, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Then next time you should purchase sexed chicks.

    If you can't have any roosters than you should not hatch eggs or get straight run chicks.
     
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  2. bamoram

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    I got what I was told were girls. Obviously that wasn't true.
     
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  3. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Did you tell them that? I know some places will take back the boys if they did promise you girls.
     
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  4. bamoram

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    I guess I dont see the point now, they have mycoplasma, so they would just cull them. No difference between that and me doing it. I also don't know which breeder the disease came from, so it wouldn't be fair for me to give back sick chickens to a healthy flock.
     
  5. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    No I'm in complete agreement with you. But that's just something to think about next time.

    It would be very useful if you did find out where the MS came from.
     
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  6. bamoram

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    I sent them messages. I'd be surprised if they responded.
     
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  7. bamoram

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    Came home from work and one of my hens is panting like crazy and seems to want to hide under chairs and lay down.
     
  8. Folly's place

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    I'm so sorry that this is happening in your flock! These birds are carriers for life, and any new birds will also be infected. Miserable!
    I would cull, clean, and start over with healthy chicks after three weeks with an empty coop. Being a source of infection for everyone else's flock isn't better, IMO, and these birds won't ever really be totally fine. It's harsh, but overall a better long term solution to an awful situation.
    Biosecurity is so important, and you've been very unlucky, and it's sad.
    Having to treat with antibiotics for an infection that can't be cured isn't better.
    Mary
     
  9. boskelli1571

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    I would to. I doubt that they will do anything about it anyway :(
     
  10. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Notice that this list of antibiotics shows that almost all will be ineffective anyway; I'd bet that the source flock has been treated repeatedly for this problem, and of course it's never cured.
    Please don't continue this sad story!
    Mary
     

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