NEED HELP WITH DEAD CHICKENS

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Happyhenkeeper, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Happyhenkeeper

    Happyhenkeeper New Egg

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    Every now and then we find one of our young birds dead for no apparent reason. Under the nesting boxes or out in the yard or even at the bottom of the roosting area. I don't think it's a disease they are not really beat up. Anyone have any theories or same thing. When I made last order they filled in with rooms could that be it? Thanks
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    How many birds? When did each die?

    You might want to post this in the Emergencies section for a better response.
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    How many per year/month/day?

    We lose pullets on the point of lay every once in a while. Maybe one every other year. I usually figure that there was something wrong internally that was stressed by puberty.
     
  4. Happyhenkeeper

    Happyhenkeeper New Egg

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    I a week
     
  5. Sue Gremlin

    Sue Gremlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take one and have it necropsied. Whatever it is needs diagnosing.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a lot of dead birds. I second the necropsy. Contact your state veterinarian, or if you have a university near you, contact the vet school. Your local vet probably doesn't know anything about birds, even if they are large-animal or production animal specialists.
     
  7. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Be sure to check for mites in the coop at night. But it really could be a lot of things.
     

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