Originally Posted by cheekychicka
Thanks folks. I have to get some more worming stuff soon so will ask then. :-)
Good luck! CRD symptoms can be worrisome, but it rarely kills grown chickens as long as they are eating and drinking. It is just annoying more or less, and can hinder egg production. They usually die of secondary malnutrition/dehydration rather than the illness itself. If they become so lethargic that they don't eat or drink (mainly in young chicks) you have to be swift in getting treatment started or you can surely lose them. Hopefully you will get this thing under control soon. Chickens are tough and bounce back from illness fairly quickly once they are treated. We have had some pretty sick birds (gangrene of frostbitten combs, CRD, broken legs, dog and owl attacks, coccidiosis, sour crop, etc) and have successfully treated them. You just have to be persistent and attentive to them, watch them and make sure they are eating/drinking, handle them and make sure they aren't becoming thin, keep young ill chicks warm, separate/isolate chickens that are being picked on or bullied while they are ill, etc. I have brought a sick chicken into the house on more than one occasion and kept them in a box until they recovered. Go ahead and call me crazy.. lol. That is what it takes sometimes to help them get better.. some good old TLC. Stick it out and they should be fine.
Edited by kfelton0002 - 1/15/16 at 8:41pm