strange disease

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OSOROTONNY, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. OSOROTONNY

    OSOROTONNY New Egg

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    i have over 70 bycs that is mixed up frm a few weeks old to mature ones..of late there is this strange killer disease..the chicken get moody,their feet become week and they can nolonger stand, they refuse food then eventually die.the whole process usually takes 1-2weeks.Ones one is dead another one follows suit
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Sorry about your flock, X2 on try posting in the Emergencies thread for help.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    could you chickens be getting into something they shouldn't eat? Weed or bug killer. Or maybe food that got wet and got moldy.
     
  5. tatertot

    tatertot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mereks?
     
  6. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Strong possibility of Mereks.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2013
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    x2 check for moldy feed

    Also Mareks and other illnesses cause lameness as sourland said.
     
  9. tatertot

    tatertot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Original poster ...any eye swelling or earlobe swelling
     

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