Rough Week -- lost 3 chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SkyWarrior, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    This week has been rough. I had to put down my one-eyed Barnevelder roo because he started spiraling downward to the point he wasn't eating and getting the unwanted attention of the other Barnevelder roo. [​IMG]

    Then, I lost a chick a day after it hatched. No clue. I suspect there was a problem.

    (GRAPHIC WARNING)
    Then, today my chicken with a prolapsed vent was wandering around with her intestines hanging out and the other birds pecking at it. So, I had to put her down.

    To make matters worse, Sid the llama had been acting sick, so I was playing phone tag with the vet. He started eating today, which suggests whatever it was may have passed. [​IMG]

    So, I'm thinking of popping some more eggs in the incubator. I'm down to 11 laying hens (at least 4 are molting), 5 pullets and 12 chicks. I have way too many roos (6) and need to cull at least one more.

    Sigh.[​IMG]
     
  2. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Sorry to hear all of this, it will get better.....[​IMG]
     
  3. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Sorry to hear all of this, it will get better.....[​IMG]
     
  4. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Took me a year before funky stuff stopped to happen. Now I have only lost 1 chick in one year. No adults. You'll get there, just hang in there [​IMG]
     
  5. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Sorry for your losses. Seems like the ones you like the best die off, and those extra roos are difficult to deal with. I usually hold them in a paper cone while DH wields the hatchet. I dislike killing things.:-(
     
  6. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:The problem I have is one of genetics. I want to keep all the roos except one because they have something to offer. I'm just sick about my only splash orpington having her guts ripped out.

    It was nasty. [​IMG]
     

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