I am 90% sure my flock has IB. It started with one bird and quickly spread. They all (well almost all, a couple haven't started yet) sneeze and cough and make a rattling sound (almost sounds like purring) when they breath. A couple have started the sticking out their neck and opening their mouth thing.
Otherwise they all seem happy. They peck and scratch and eat and drink and just strut around doing chicken things and don't act sick at all. I have been getting one hard egg a day of my four layers and always find one soft shell that is wet and collapsed in the morning. Just putting these details in so if you know it could be something else you can tell me.
What are my options here? Do I have to cull or can I cure them? Are the eggs safe to eat?
If they get better will they still lay eggs ok in the future because that's the top reason we got them.
I feel like I got this flock and have run into EVERY SINGLE PROBLEM you can with a flock of chickens in less than 2 weeks. I will only be buying from reputable breeders this time around if I have to cull these birds....
Edited by Kmack - 11/12/15 at 2:15pm