White Polish From McMurray Sickly and Die

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DesertChick324, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. DesertChick324

    DesertChick324 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am raising or trying to raise white polish for a taxidermist friend of mine. We got an order of 10 on April 1st and another order of 10 on June 27th. The first 10 have all died and 4 of the second order have died. They are small when they arrive and never seem to thrive. I feed Purina medicated chick starter, chick scratch, chick grit, quick chick in the water, pine shavings and the first 3 days paper over ther bedding, heat started at 95 and went down 5 degrees every week. There are other breeds that came with them and they seem to be fine. I got 4 EE bantams and they are bigger then the white polish. I got some silver polish also and they are fine and growing. It's just the white polish that are small and drop dead. Any ideas, any experience with McMurray white polish? I got the second order because the first all perished before the second got here. Thanks in advance.
     
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    DesertChick324 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump.
     
  3. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot give you a direct answer but I will say I have read a few post of people stating chicks from this hatchery are dying.
     
  4. SmittenChicken

    SmittenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any Polish, but 13 of my 14 McMurray chicks (mixed flock) are alive and well at 17 weeks.

    Sorry to hear about your birds, I hope you find out what's going on. I'm really interested to hear if others have had a similar experience?
     
  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    Try Meyer Hatchery- http://www.meyerhatchery.com/

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    got my four pullets from there and they are thriving. Perhaps something is wrong with the McMurray chicks.
     
  6. DesertChick324

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    1 more dead today. 5 more to go, everyone else is fine. The silver polish are twice the size of the whites. I have been doing this chicken thing for a long time. I am going to call McMurray on Monday. This is too weird for me to be doing something wrong. 2 seperate orders of various breeds and ONLY the WHITE Polish stay small and die. Just way too weird.
     
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    Bumpiddty, bump, bump...
     
  8. DesertChick324

    DesertChick324 Out Of The Brooder

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    Still have 5.
     
  9. DesertChick324

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    Woo hoo, still have 5 [​IMG]
     

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