What went wrong???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jbudin2000, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. jbudin2000

    jbudin2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Started flock with four chicks about 5 to 6 weeks old. Two were 5 wks , two were 6 so I was told. Growing eating were well till about 5 months then two started loosing weight. Still eating, stopped gaining weight and then became light as can be. One died quickly the other two weeks later. Eating well to the last day.

    Any thoughts???

    The other two are progressing well gaining and looking good, now about six months. Only girls.

    Wondering in Miami
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Likely parasites but there is no way to know without lab work. It could literally be 100 things with those symptoms.
    The thing you have to be ready to do is send a dead bird to your state poultry lab for a necropsy. What state are you in?
     
  3. Donna R Raybon

    Donna R Raybon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeds do you have? What and how much were you feeding. Since you only had for birds, how were you purchasing feed and storing? Takes a long time to go through 50 pounds. It is hot/humid in FL what were you using to treat for coccidia and other parasites.

    Check with your state vet about mosquitoes and poultry, too. Try not to waste a dead bird, get necropsy so you can learn what happened. Sorry you lost birds. We have been right there, too.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Here's your lab.

    Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
    Florida Department of Ag and Consumer Services
    2700 N. John Young Parkway
    Kissimmee, Florida 34741
    Phone: 321-697-1423 Fax 321-697-1467
    IAV-A, CSF, CWD*, ND, FMD, IAV-S*, PRV
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  5. jbudin2000

    jbudin2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    on a more positive note we just go our first egg from from one of the other two.
     
  6. jbudin2000

    jbudin2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    We had two Black Sex Links, One Silver Laced Wyandotte and one Buff Orpington. The Silver Lace was the first to go and then one of the Black Sex Links. The other two are thriving. In fact we got our first egg today from the other Black Sex Link.

    Purina organic layer crumble and pellet mixed. Transiting to pellet trying so save wasting food. As for the treating coccidia and other parasites weren't doing anything till the first one died. Afterward did a broad based spectrum Antibiotic for 5 days, then vitamins and electrolytes for five days, trying to save the other one who had also lost weight. I also added DE to their food as well to address possible worms. We keep their food in a sealed plastic feed container on our covered screened porch outdoors.
     

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