lame meat birds

Asked October 17, 2016, 1:33 PM EDT

My third week old meat chickens got lame and about one third have died. I recently switched feed and it seemed to help. There was no diarrhea or sign of sickness. Clean shavings daily, fresh water daily. What would be the cause?

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1 Response

Thank you for your inquiry. At this time, UVM Extension does not have a poultry specialist on staff. However, the following resources may be useful:

"Small and Backyard Flocks" website

"The Poultry Site" health information

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, New York
Poultry Resources

Your family veterinarian may be helpful as well.