Strange disease

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OSOROTONNY, Nov 20, 2013.



    Nov 20, 2013
    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. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 25, 2008
    Northern KY
    In order to determine what the issue is, we need to know more about your setup.

    Are your chickens penned, or do they free range? If penned, how large is there pen? Have you ever had chickens before on your farm, did the previous owners have chickens? Have you brought new birds onto your farm in the last month or so? If you have, did you quarantine them from the rest of the flock for several weeks before integrating them? What do you feed your chickens?

    There are any number of things that could cause what you're seeing, not the least of which is coccidiosis, Marek's Disease, or some other bacterial or viral issue.

    If you are having multiple chickens die, it would be best, in my opinion, to have a post mortem done on one of them to determine what disease you're dealing with. In what state do you live? Have you contacted your state vet's office?

    That's what I would do, if I were having the troubles you are.

    Tell us some more and perhaps we can help you suss this out.

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