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Sick flock,any advice helps

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guys,we are having a serious problem and any advice helps. Our whole flock is sick puffy and full of water like liquid eyes,they are sneezing and coughing,runny nose and green mucus is coming out their mouths. We have them on oxytetracycline but it doesn't seem to help. More and more get infected every day and we lost over 5 of the little ones already. Is there anything we can do about it? We have over 20 sick right now. Some are very bad and they need to be hand fed and given water. Any advice helps.
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Originally Posted by kris1990 View Post

guys,we are having a serious problem and any advice helps. Our whole flock is sick puffy and full of water like liquid eyes,they are sneezing and coughing,runny nose and green mucus is coming out their mouths. We have them on oxytetracycline but it doesn't seem to help. More and more get infected every day and we lost over 5 of the little ones already. Is there anything we can do about it? We have over 20 sick right now. Some are very bad and they need to be hand fed and given water. Any advice helps.

Any odors coming from the mucous?

It could be Infectious Coryza  if they have a smell to them or one of the other contagious respiratory illnesses like MG.

I do recommend that you send one for necropsy to get confirmation on which illness it is.

Supportive care of vitamins/electrolytes and treatment with the antibiotic to treat any secondary infections is generally the best you can do.

 

For the eyes you can flush them with saline and apply some eye ointment like Vetericyn eye gel, Terramycin eye ointment.

 

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

 

 

http://www.metzerfarms.com/PoultryLabs.cfm
http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf

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Thank you so much! Yes they do have fishy smell.
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If they are stinky, then it sounds like a good candidate for Infectious Coryza.

 

 

I see that you posted on this thread as well. Eggcessive has given you sound advice on post#9

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/976050/sick-chicken-help#post_17129797

 

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/82/infectious-coryza/


Edited by Wyorp Rock - 6/9/16 at 1:43pm
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