New Chicken raiser in Philippines need help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sabir, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. sabir

    sabir New Egg

    Sep 10, 2012
    i'm froilan from Philippines and a i have free-ranged chicken. Sasso, a native chicken of France and Kabir, a native chicken from middle east are the most popular chickens raised here in the Philippines. It meat is not only meaty but is also tasty, its eggs is as tasty as well and have two yolks.This is probably because they are fed with organic food mostly of vegetables and grass.

    For this reason, i was encouraged to start raising my free-ranged chicken where i started with 240 chicks of sasso and 40 chicks of kabir. In the first month everything is going well and my chicks are very active and healthy, but recently, they started to be sick where i don't know what kind of disease they have. Death has already reached about 90 chick and still some are showing symptom of disease. The signs i noticed in they are coughing, watery and swollen eyes, discharge from nose and others, most of the dead chicks have swollen eyes and some have swollen foot, others have no visual signs, they're just dead. I don't know anymore what to do. I tried to look for a vet of a chicken but i couldn't fine one here. I ask the store where i got my chicks but they just gave me antibiotics. the worst thing is i don't know if the antibiotics that they gave really works because there was no improvement to the condition of my chicks and every morning i wake up i find a dead chick. This season of the year is rainy here in the philippines,

    What should I do to treat my sick chicken and how to prevent the disease from spreading. Please anyone help me.
  2. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2012
    First of all..... [​IMG][​IMG] Sorry I am not sure what is wrong with your chickens. However, if you put this thread under managing your flock you are bound to get good answers from the chicken experts!
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your troubles. I think you should repost under Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures. In the meantime isolate any healthy chickens you have to try and keep them disease free. Though, sadly, I think if things are that bad by you it may be better to cull your flock and start fresh. Even if the chicks are not showing any signs of sickness they may be carrying it already.
  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland

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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]. I agree with the above post's advice.
  6. sabir

    sabir New Egg

    Sep 10, 2012
    i guess there's nothing i could do with my chicken and get fresh chicks. thank you so much for the advice,
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. You should definitely try posting this in the Emergencies section. Lots of good luck and I hope you find out what's going on with them :fl
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Do post in the emergency and disease section. It's better if you know what the problem is. It'll help you prevent the same thing from happening with your next batch of chickens. Whatever it is that's killing them may linger in your coop, so it's better you know what you're dealing with before you put new chicks in there. Some of the members here are very knowledgeable about chickens and their disease and they can advice you. Good luck to you and again, sorry to hear about your troubles [​IMG]
  9. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.

    i agree with the above post's advice.
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, sabir, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Good luck to you!!

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