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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Toddrick View Post


I would just use bleach on the inside of the coop and all food/water containers. The sun/wind/rain should disinfect everything else.

Eggcessive knows the real world stuff, I just read a lot. He says it may only take a few days for Coryza to die off when exposed to the elements, but there is no way to be 100% sure they only had Coryza. If their breath was bad and their eyes goopy then it most likely is Coryza, but they could also have MG, bronchitis, and/or other stuff that takes months to die off instead of days. So like he said, a necropsy is definitely warranted--or you can just wait until spring to get more chickens, which is when the chicks will be easily available anyways. I think that more than a few months of time should kill off every disease out there no matter what it is.


Actually I have never seen coryza or even MG before--I just read about everything I can read to offer help. Those two diseases just will last for 2-3 days outside the chicken. Simple cleaning the coop and equipment with 10% bleach water would be sufficient. Let things dry. ILT can last for months, so I would always recommend getting a sick bird tested or necropsied. If a chicken just starts out with bronchitis or some other milder disease, a secondary infection of coryza or MG can just make everything more serious. If there are any birds left that were around sick birds, they may just keep passing the disease along.

post #22 of 28
I don't want to cull all my birds! I stay out for a few mins a few times a night to check for sneezing and running noses. And cull them if it looks like they do... I also keep an eye on them all day to make sure they are active.
If I havnt use any antibiotics would the birds be good to eat?
post #23 of 28

my hen has had an infected eye for a few weeks nowI got some amoxyclav 50 from the vetand hasnt helped. I took her to the vet today and she got an injection he also squeezed a heap of puss out and put cream in the eye. He said it was coryza a respiratory infection that also infects the face area. hopefully this helps other wise ill try tylan as its supposed to be strong. for now she has been separated from the flock and is staying inside.
post #24 of 28
I wouldn't keep her inside. Her infection could rub off on you through the day and you cul infect the rest of you flock... Right?
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by chickwithchooks View Post


my hen has had an infected eye for a few weeks nowI got some amoxyclav 50 from the vetand hasnt helped. I took her to the vet today and she got an injection he also squeezed a heap of puss out and put cream in the eye. He said it was coryza a respiratory infection that also infects the face area. hopefully this helps other wise ill try tylan as its supposed to be strong. for now she has been separated from the flock and is staying inside.

Welcome to BYC. You may want to go back to post 16 and read the links about coryza. Sulfa drugs such as Sulmet and Sulfadimethoxine (Dimethox) can be used with Tylan to help symptoms, but since coryza is a chronic disease, she will always be infectious and a carrier. Does she smell bad? If not, she could have MG with a secondary infection which are common. Coryza can last for weeks, and come back again.


Edited by Eggcessive - 9/19/15 at 7:48am
post #26 of 28
I'm new to posting on BYC, not sure if anyone will read and reply to this or not since I'm adding on to an older thread...???
I bought some chicks Saturday; 3- 6 wk olds and 6- 2wk olds. With the age difference, they were put in separate pens but set somewhat side by side. Sunday morning I went to check on everyone and 1 of the 6 wk olds had swallen/crusted over eyes and a nasty oder coming from the discharge of nostrils. Pretty positive it's Infectious Coryza. I culled the chick and bleached everything in that pen; the 2 other chicks were put back in that pen since they were together at the hatchery to begin with. Fortunately for me, the pens are in my garage away from my coop, (Assuming I did not contaminate before the "outbreak") so I think/hope my adult flock will remain safe. But that is one of my questions, do they even stand a chance of being safe or are they all doomed by the disease coming onto my property? Also, do the 2 wk old babies stand a chance of not catching it? If the 2 wk olds show no visible signs does that mean they are well and can someday be incorporated into the flock?
I really want to keep my little farm free of disease. I don't want to treat for something that has no cure. I'm just looking for answers and guidance. If all the little ones need to go, then that's what I will do, but if there is some sort of chance that they don't have it then that would really make me happy.
post #27 of 28

Welcome to BYC. You're asking very food questions. Where did they all come from? If they came from the same source or breeder, there is a good chance that all have been exposed. Not all chickens may have symptoms, but could be carriers. Did you transport them together in your car or truck? You could watch them for 30-45 days in quarantine, and then add one of your birds that you wouldn't mind losing as much to see if it gets sick. Coryza and MG usually have a 3-10 day incubation, I believe. It doesn't stay alive off the chickens for more than 2-3 days. Just use very good handwashing and biosecurity measures.

post #28 of 28
I bought them from the same hatchery on the same day. They traveled in separate boxes; the 6 wk olds were all in a "stall" type pen and the 2 wk olds were in the box brooder still. So, you think the 2 wk old have a good chance of being sick as well? I am taking one of the 6 wk olds that was a pen mate to have a necropsy done. They told me that I wi get to speak with a pathologist at time of drop off. I really want this nightmare to be over, I know that.
The even worst part about it, the hatchery is still selling the chicks from the known "sick bird" pen because they don't think they have any kind of sick bird issue.
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