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broilers cant stand up (4 messages)
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Out of our 100 broilers we have had about 8 that walk like drunks, have shaky legs, fall over on their backs and can't get up, or our found dead. They are 4 weeks and this just started this week. No coughing,or discharge, or runny poop, and they will eat and drink if you help them. Seems like it might be a vitamin deficiency, but which vitamins?
5/31/2013 4:47 PM report abuse
Score: 161
I think weak legs can be very common with the boilers - they are born to raise fast and butcher early
6/2/2013 4:40 PM report abuse

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We suggest to use the broiler booster in the drinking water. It has vitamins and electrolytes plus Biotin to help with thier legs. You also should start limit feeding them after the first couple weeks. Let them eat during the day but take the feed away late afternoon until the next morning.
6/3/2013 9:29 AM report abuse
Score: 13
I would say you should either switch to a higher quality feed if possible, or consider getting your broiler chicks from another source. I've raised several dozen broilers every summer for 5 years and have NEVER had one get leg problems or die of a heart attack. I don't restrict feed, either, except when they are put in for the night. I do feed 100% organic, so maybe that is why I've had better luck. I butcher at 6 to 7 weeks, and they dress out at 4.5 to 5.5 lbs. Good luck!
7/24/2013 2:00 PM report abuse