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If its viral, then I would imagine that your whole flock has the problem, just that either possibly their immune systems can cope better than others. I guess its a bit like humans getting the flu or a cold - some suffer more than others. Each flock member may show symptoms at one time or another. I have this issue in my flock and they usually get over it after a week or so. I must stress however that i am by no means suggesting that problem IS viral. 

 

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I will just be so sad if I can't add any new chickens to my flock, we had planned on expanding next year after the chicks we got this fall are older.  Possibly even hatching our own.  I really wish I knew a good vet around here that I could have do some testing to find out what this is and how serious it is, but I feel like it will cost me an arm and a leg!  I need to make some phone calls to the feed stores and see if they know of anyone. But money is a bit of an issue right now, we aren't broke but I also don't have any extra laying around to drop a bunch at the vet.  I sure wish it grew on trees, or that maybe it could be laid by chickens!  Well, I guess it sort of is when  you sell your eggs haha.  We have just now started getting enough to sell, so they aren't exactly paying for themselves yet!!

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Our girl was much better today. We added some electrolytes and vitamins to everyone's water. She was wheezing a tad but not near as bad as yesterday! None of the others seem to be showing any symptoms Thank goodness!
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I will just be so sad if I can't add any new chickens to my flock, we had planned on expanding next year after the chicks we got this fall are older.  Possibly even hatching our own.  I really wish I knew a good vet around here that I could have do some testing to find out what this is and how serious it is, but I feel like it will cost me an arm and a leg!  I need to make some phone calls to the feed stores and see if they know of anyone. But money is a bit of an issue right now, we aren't broke but I also don't have any extra laying around to drop a bunch at the vet.  I sure wish it grew on trees, or that maybe it could be laid by chickens!  Well, I guess it sort of is when  you sell your eggs haha.  We have just now started getting enough to sell, so they aren't exactly paying for themselves yet!!


Personally i do not use vets - makes no financial sense whatsoever. Just see how they get on. If in a few months you do not see any others showing similar symptoms maybe it is not viral. If it is, then cull them and start again - this is what i did not do, and i regret it, as i can't sell or give any of my birds away - very annoying. 

 

 

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CT

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Personally i do not use vets - makes no financial sense whatsoever. Just see how they get on. If in a few months you do not see any others showing similar symptoms maybe it is not viral. If it is, then cull them and start again - this is what i did not do, and i regret it, as i can't sell or give any of my birds away - very annoying. 


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Very well put. Vets are quite useful in some circumstances but for the most part I feel like they are something we really could do without. We've survived a long long time without modern medicine lol. I myself am not one to go to the doctor unless I am gravely ill. Things usually work themselves out. I might keep this hen in isolation until I figure out what we have going around. My smaller chick died so I'm going to investigate sending the body for necropsy if it doesn't cost much. I never really planned on doing much more than selling eggs for eating to friends and family, but would like to expand my flock so I hope it's nothing nasty.
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