HELP!! What do I do about coryza!?
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im devastated. I had a polish hen, polish rooster, and my beautiful speckled sussex. One speckled hen was acting a little slow but it could be bc its cloudy today. Should i wait to see if any of my chickens survive or get rid of all of them!? Im so sad and upset that someone would sell diseased birds to people. My beautiful flock is in ruin and ive worked tirelessly to try to disinfect, move our pen, and cleaned food and water constantly. These are our pets and this has all but destroyed our healthy happy flock. Weve done EVERYTHING possible to keep a clean environment for them and this 1 person will destroy many flocks with these diseased birds hes selling. Any advice on what i should do? Ive never had to deal with this so dont know that im equipped to make that decision but i have to do the right thing to contain this from my chicks and the wild birds that csll this place home :'(
How are your birds doing today? You need to separate the sick birds, so just in case they have caught something, that it won't keep spreading. What symptoms are you seeing besides sleepiness? Did you cull the new birds or return them? Sulmet, oxytetracycline, or Tylan can be used to treat symptoms of respiratory diseases such as coryza. It would be great if you could warn people about his sick birds, so that others won't buy them. Here is some reading about respiratory diseases coryza and MG: