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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by biggerdee, May 19, 2009.

  1. biggerdee

    biggerdee Hatching

    May 15, 2009
    I had achicken that was a a year old acting normal laying eggs die aweek ago now today 2 of my 3 month old hens dead The chickens are in a 20'X15' yard with shade screen over the top to prevent exit or entry of hens or other birds and bushes for additional shade There was 24 hens total They have a shed with 16 lay spaces with straw We clean add straw at least once a month Wehave an automatic waterer We live in Arizona and its been 100 degrees the last week We feed them scratch lay crumbles and old vegtables Any ideas would help Iposted this with less info 4 or 5 days ago and no hens have died since any ideas would help

  2. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    I'm sorry you lost your birds.

    Did you provide them grit and oyster shell?

    What did their droppings look like on a daily basis and before they passed away? Runny? Watery? Foamy? Oily? Worms?

    Are you changing their water daily and sanitizing the waterer at least once a week given how hot it is? All sort of nasties can generate in waterers, especially when its so hot.

    Have they been eating normally? You say you've been giving them old veggies - hopefully not moldy and rotten ones as that can cause issues as well.

    Maybe we can help more when you can provide further information.
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    have you disinfected the auto matic watering system of lat?

    they do have to be disinfected
    hot summer heat causes germs to grow inside the system

    how many older hens do you have?
    How many younger hens do you have?

    do not give them cracked corn as it adds to the heat in their bodies

    what was some of the messages you got on the other post?

    Did they mention coccidiosis?
    as it is possible in both young and old chickens

    also did any one give you the wet mash probiotic?

    here are both ideas
    use the cayanne pepper for a herbal destroying of coccidiosis and worming the chicken also
    I would feed it in the feed all the time
    It can't hurt the chickens but only help

    so you can do this and it is very good

    ***4 qts of crumbles
    3 tbsp of cayanne pepper
    mix good and do not give any other feed
    feed this for two weeks and it will straighten them up

    then put them on the cayanne pepper at the rate if
    4 qts dry crumbles
    2 tbsp of cayanne pepper for life
    they will be
    both given pepper for coccidiosis and worms

    it is very effective and you can eat the eggs

    also give the wet mash probiotic
    1 qt dru crumbles
    1-1/2 qts milk any kind
    1/4 cup of yoguart and will be fed so that they each get 2-3 tbsp of wet mash
    what they will eat in 20-30 minutes
    then clean up wet feeder and restore dry crumbles

    feed this once a day for three times a week then once a week for life

    thus it will make healthy eggs
    and healthy chickens

    you can email me PM with any other questions

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