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With All these CHICKS dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DLS, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. DLS

    DLS Songster

    With all these chicks dying let me ask this.
    a couple years ago we had something around here called west nile virus. It killed birds all over the area. We saw a bluejay at the water & it was sick, I called the county They took the bird as it was still living . They told us IT WAS West Nile virus that KILLED the Blue Jay.
    Wonder if the Mareks scare could be some thing like this? Just wondering
     
  2. arlee453

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    West nile is carried by mosquitos.

    Given the time of year, plus the fact that these chicks are pretty much kept inside from the time they are set to incubate, I wouldn't think west nile would be a possibility.
     
  3. DuckLady

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