Newbie/Lost all our chickens today MD

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kah21702, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. kah21702

    kah21702 Hatching

    Aug 20, 2010
    Hi. My name is Kris. I had 19 chickens of this morning. We've had them since Feb. 2007.
    My FIL and DH have had chickens off and on all their lives.

    My FIL went out to our fenced in chicken coop, went in to the chicken house and
    all our chickens were dead in the chicken house.
    We had 19 chickens. We feed them a bag feed from Southern States. I give them
    scraps of food - like lettuce, grapes, celery, potato peelings, appple peelings
    They do not look like they died a violent death. I know we had hawks in the
    area. They were molting and looked terrible.
    A friend took a chicken down to animal control for us. I am just not sure what
    to think. In the last three years, we have lost a chicke here and there. We lost
    two in two days in July...we thought it was the heat wave.
    Any ideas?

    Next question is ....when we are ready any suggestions of where to get chickens?
    We mail ordered before and got 25 chickens but I think that was too many. I am in Maryland.

  2. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    oh my so sorry. [​IMG] I would give you a few but i am not in maryland, sorry.
  3. nuts4chickens

    nuts4chickens Songster

    Sep 19, 2009
    Kingston, GA
    Anyway you can get that bag of feed tested? Sounds like bad feed, or poisoning for that many to die so quickly and unexpectedly. So sorry for your losses.
    that really stinks [​IMG]
  4. bella1210

    bella1210 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    i am so sorry [​IMG] [​IMG] from ct
  5. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    I had turkeys die resently do to the feed.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010
  6. nuts4chickens

    nuts4chickens Songster

    Sep 19, 2009
    Kingston, GA
    And who knows? If it IS the feed, maybe the manufacturer will replace your chickens!
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    oh, wow... how heartbreaking for you, and tragic for them. [​IMG] It does sound like poisoning for it to have hit them all at the same time. I hope you find the answers you need.
  8. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    I'm so sorry for you loss. [​IMG] Please keep us updated on what you find out.
  9. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't think the potato peelings were the culprit but chickens can't digest them I have learned.
  10. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    [​IMG] From Maine!! [​IMG] I am sorry for your losses [​IMG]

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