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Question on Etiquette

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Framac, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Framac

    Framac Songster

    May 5, 2009
    New Berlin
    I have been fighting with some sick birds (Lost another this weekend, but I think I have the upper hand now) and I noticed that the last 4 to die with the same symptoms all came from the same source. I have gotten 5 groups of chickens this year (18,7,6,6,6) I am now left with (17,7,6,5,2). All are now in the same coop, are seem to be doing well.

    Should I inform the owner of the chickens that have had the highest casualty rate or not. I am not looking to lay blame, or anything of that nature. Is it my responsibility to inform the person I got them from of the issues I have had and risk hurt feelings, or just keep to myself.


  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    perhaps you can just mention that you are not having good luck with their birds.
    There are some diseases that chickens can be carriers of, and not get it or die themselves.
    You may have a carrier and be bringing healthy chickens into a problem.
    Do you know what disease they died of?

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