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Losing Chickens to some sickness- help

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So have had a closed flock for a few yrs- recently our state had a 1000 yr flood which came to within 50 ft of my coops- since that happened, I have been losing young birds (about 1 a week)- the symptoms are the bird affected will become somewhat lethargic, it's eyes will swell shut with a hard growth on the outside and after a couple weeks it will die- after the 1st bird passed, I cleaned the coops out (dug them down about 4" and limed it well) and have removed any bird showing signs of distress. I have tried treating with Tylan 50 but not sure I have the dosage correct. Out of the 4 birds that have passed, only 1 has had any discharge from its nostrils or mouth. 

 

Any help or opinions is greatly appreciated- I am hoping I do not have to cull the entire flock and start over-

loving life on Almosta Farm with Lady Amherst, Dark Throat, Red Golden, Silver,Yellow Golden, Reeves, Nepal Kalij and Ringneck pheasants, along with Speckled, Valley,Snowflake and Coturnix Quail, Fantail pigeons and of course, a flock of laying chickens as well as Seramas, and hopefully this year- Ohiki. We share our house with 3 Great Danes and 1 cat who runs it all...
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loving life on Almosta Farm with Lady Amherst, Dark Throat, Red Golden, Silver,Yellow Golden, Reeves, Nepal Kalij and Ringneck pheasants, along with Speckled, Valley,Snowflake and Coturnix Quail, Fantail pigeons and of course, a flock of laying chickens as well as Seramas, and hopefully this year- Ohiki. We share our house with 3 Great Danes and 1 cat who runs it all...
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Sorry for your losses. It could be a respiratory disease such as MG or coryza, but I would contact your state vet for some information. The next time you lose one, I would send the refrigerated body in for a necropsy. There could be more than one disease affecting them.

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