Someone please help....losing chickens!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pillzzner, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Pillzzner

    Pillzzner Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know what's happening!! My chickens have all been healthy til now. A few months ago noticed one of my rir girls acting lethargic. She got really bad...gave her some vitamins/electrolytes ...she pulled threw although she hasn't laid an egg in a couple months and still doesn't act completely right. Well about a month ago found a dead chicken in the coop. Wasn't sure what happened...wasn't that concerned at first. Then a couple days ago found another dead chicken....then this morning another!! Noticed my rooster is walking funny....very slow..wobbly. The others seem fine right now. What is killing them so fast??? What do I need to do? I'm so confused!
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went throught the same thing, food poisoning, throw the food away and get fresh feed. Hope they recovered soon !
     
  3. FlyHigher

    FlyHigher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
    Could it be Marek's?
     
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  4. Pillzzner

    Pillzzner Out Of The Brooder

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    They are about 8 months old. The others seem fine but so did the ones that suddenly died.
     
  5. FlyHigher

    FlyHigher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Botulism? Cocci? or food poisoning?
    don't know what happened to them, but just can give them some vitamins.
    hope someone can come up with better diagnosis.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Dust for mite/lice with poultry dust, even if you can't see them. Go to TSC and get some Safeguard for goats and give .5cc/kg orally, not in water. Use a 1cc syringe and follow these direction in this link: http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/24/
    Do not use a 3cc syringe! It's too big for chickens.
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    You should probably also treat for coccidiosis, so while you're at TSC, buy some Corid (amprolium).
     
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  7. normanack

    normanack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you had a necropsy done? That might help. I don't know. I hope you're able to stop whatever is killing your birds. Best of luck!!!
     

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