Not laying & dying off

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greenas, May 25, 2012.

  1. greenas

    greenas Hatching

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    We currently have 4 brown shavers & 4 silver lace wyandotts.
    All stopped laying over four months ago.
    They have an auto feeder & waterer. I clean out their poop every day. I change their water weekly. They have peck n lay & daily scraps. They have hay & wood shavings in their generous coop.
    We've become a rehoming station so I'm not sure the ages of the chickens. The wyandotts appear in good health but the shavers look straggly & are dying one by one.
    My husband thinks they may have mites on their legs. There is a runny poop or two the coop daily. It starts with their general appearance deteriorating & malting then their crown goes floppy.I have found three over the past three months dead in the coop. Now another chook is following suit & she is limping too. I'm not sure what could be wrong. What can we do???
     
  2. Suzierd

    Suzierd Crowing

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    Here's a list of diseases And symptoms you can look over that may help. Check out mareks disease. I'm sorry to say being a rehoming station is a bad idea your bound to bring in something nasty. I would take one of the dead ones in for testing then you know for sure what your dealing with. Good luck
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  3. Suzierd

    Suzierd Crowing

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    Quarantine the sick ones right away hopefully you can save some. I hope it's just a bad case of mites.
     
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