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Sick chicken what can we do? We don't know what it is!

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One of our chicken is breathing hard,one of her eyes has clear liquid water like but forms little bubbles inside and her nose is runny. She drinks water and eats (not a lot but still does). She lost some weight. Right now we have all of the chicken on Corid,because we had 4 dead from coccidiosis. What should we do with her? Her poop looks good and doesn't have blood in it. But she's sneezing/coughing.
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Sounds like influenza or worms. Most likely avian flu. Separate and quarantine as this illness is very contagious to other hens! Clean with bleach, and change all bedding. There is no cure for avian flu, and all you can do is make sure the hen is eating and drinking (fluids are important!), and you may supplement vitamins for quicker recovery. It's not the end of the world though! If your hen has a will to live and be healthy, they will get though it!

 

On the other hand, worming is just as important. You can use diatomaceous earth sprinkled on their feed to combat worms, and its all natural as well. I would not recommend worming with anything else while your hen is sick, as it just might aggravate the illness further.

 

Best wishes, and good luck!

-Stevie

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Thank you!
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Sounds like influenza or worms. Most likely avian flu. Separate and quarantine as this illness is very contagious to other hens! Clean with bleach, and change all bedding. There is no cure for avian flu, and all you can do is make sure the hen is eating and drinking (fluids are important!), and you may supplement vitamins for quicker recovery. It's not the end of the world though! If your hen has a will to live and be healthy, they will get though it!

On the other hand, worming is just as important. You can use diatomaceous earth sprinkled on their feed to combat worms, and its all natural as well. I would not recommend worming with anything else while your hen is sick, as it just might aggravate the illness further.

Best wishes, and good luck!
-Stevie




She got worse since the morning. Her breath/or something coming out of her mouth smells really bad. One of her eyes is already closed and the other one is on the way.
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