Roosters dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rooster run, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Rooster run

    Rooster run Hatching

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    Hi I am new to this site as a member but have often been on here for questions I had. I decided to join since there are so many knowledgable people here. In the last two months I have lost three roosters and no hens. Is there a disease that just roosters get? Thanks
     

  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm not sure of any of the top of my head. Try posting your questions in the emergency and diseases section. They might know there. Best luck for your flock! :)
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2, you might want to try posting about the symptoms the roosters that died had on the Emergencies forum.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - could the roosters be fighting and stressing one another?
     

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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I am going to bump this thread.

    Oh, and welcome to BYC!
     

  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    What symptoms did the dying roosters have? Were they of different breeds than the hens. Were some vaccinated for Mareks, and others not? Some breeds of chickens can have a natural immunity to Mareks, or so I have read. Were these sudden deaths?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!

    If you lose another I would suggest you get a necropsy done.

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  9. katylox

    katylox Hatching

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    Do you have guineas? They are notorious for chasing and harassing roosters to death.
     
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