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post #11 of 17

Wash handsafter messing with others.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Update. Thank you all for your posts. I've treated with antibiotic and they are all well again. It responded to penicillin which mg does not so I can rules that out. I have 9 healthy happy chickens now and they are even starting to pay again. Although I'm throwing out their eggs for another week 😞
post #13 of 17

How long did it take?

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply
post #14 of 17

Im using Oxytetracyline in the birds are slowly healing back up 

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #15 of 17

I'm glad to hear they are recovering:)

 

Please do keep in mind if it is MG they will be carriers for life.

If you introduce the chicks that you are brooding now, they may develop symptoms/contract the illness themselves.

Also if you are going to be breeding you may want to study up on transovarian transmission, it does seem the illness can possibly be passed along to offspring through the egg.

I wish you well!

 

 

Here is a bit more info:

http://www.exoticpetvet.net/avian/eggs.html
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/94/mycoplasma-gallisepticum-infection-mg-chronic-respiratory-disease-chickens/

post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
It cleared up with penicillin and local vet and the Internet insist it can't have been mg. vet wants a cadaver to test to be sure but I'm not killing a healthy chicken.
I've treated the baby chicks because it might have been them that bought it into the house. Although they had no symptoms.
From day one of treating I had no further losses.
Would definitely get testing done next time to rule out anything that will stay in my flock.
I only sell eating eggs anyway because I don't have a roo
post #17 of 17
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It cleared up with penicillin and local vet and the Internet insist it can't have been mg. vet wants a cadaver to test to be sure but I'm not killing a healthy chicken.
I've treated the baby chicks because it might have been them that bought it into the house. Although they had no symptoms.
From day one of treating I had no further losses.
Would definitely get testing done next time to rule out anything that will stay in my flock.
I only sell eating eggs anyway because I don't have a roo

 

What does the vet and the internet conclude that it could be?

Most of the time treating with antibiotics will help clear up the symptoms respiratory infections/diseases. But depending on the illness, the birds stay carriers for life. The illness is shed in the dust, dander, feathers of affected birds and occasionally a relapse can occur in the "healthy birds" when they are stressed, changes to environment, as they get older/weaker,  etc. New birds are likely to contract whatever they have. Some birds may never show one sniffle or sign of illness, but can still be carriers.

A necropsy to confirm what illness/disease will be most helpful.

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