Weird Stuff... any ideas??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HennyPennies2007, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    I had a flock of 21 laying hens and one rooster. I went to an auction and bought a mess of extra pullets. I do not recommend this since I have had nothing but problems ever since. The established flock was about a year old and I to this day have had no problems with them. The pullets I brought in were quarantined for one month prior to integration. This was the beginning of October. Since then I have had to cull one about every 2 weeks. The symptomatology is the same for all birds. They quit eating, get withdrawn, then start drinking and passing large amounts of urine. Then they limp...eventually lay down and die. I can't imagine it's viral or bacterial since they are getting affected one by one slowly. Roosters appear to be immune. They have a large coop and run with pine shavings rotated and cleaned every 3 months. Waterers and feeders are cleaned and disinfected about twice a week. I have tried ACV, although I can't find organic where I live so it's just regular. I have wormed them and tried antibiotics (injectable) in different cases, but nothing works. The stuff progresses slowly... from onset to death is about 2-3 weeks and they are never sick's one by one. They are on Layena and scratch... some have started to lay.... most haven't by the time I cull them. As soon as symptoms present the sick bird is isolated.

    Does anyone have any ideas? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Have you checked for parasites...worms, coccidia? Can you take a poo sample to a vet to have it checked? I would start with that.

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