Chickens fading and dying - Help!

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BabyBantam
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Re: Chickens fading and dying - Help!

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LoL - Husband now serving dinner alongside dried mealworms being soaked in water for tomorrow :)
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Re: Chickens fading and dying - Help!

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i would just keep on doing what you are doing, she seems like she is getting better if she has a full crop.
hope she survives and gets through this.
i am keeping a very close eye on mine and i am hoping there will be no other chickens to die.
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Re: Chickens fading and dying - Help!

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can i ask why you are soaking the meal worms?

also have you thought about Botulism?
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Re: Chickens fading and dying - Help!

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Sadly, Blondie didn't make it & an autopsy reveals tumors poor thing, so either Maraks or Avian Leukosis it seems - not got results back yet, so nothing certain and only something to be confirmed in a lab. Just got to keep my fingers crossed for the remaining.....
As to the meal worms, I thought they may look a little more plump and juicy than if they where dried - they got gobbled up, so wet or dry they where a nice treat!
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Re: Chickens fading and dying - Help!

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Really sorry to hear that. I did wonder, lymphoid leukosis was always known as "going light" :( I really hope your remaining chooks are OK x
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Re: Chickens fading and dying - Help!

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'Going light' is a condition seen in most if not all species of birds. Not much that can be done and the prognosis is not good for most sufferers.

Hard to come to terms with and a feeling of helplessness.
If you are willing to go that extra mile for your poultry - make sure you're going in the right direction !
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