Originally Posted by rdilbarova
I got three new hens. One has a foamy eye, the other a runny nose. They are all sneezing, coughing, and somewhat lethargic. Don't know how I didn't notice this when I got them, but it was probably because I was running on no sleep at the time.
Anyway, I am really hoping that they didn't infect my flock, because they were put in with them briefly, and if it is Infectious Bronchitis, then it could have just spread through the air.
I have moved my flock to a new part of the yard that the hens didn't touch, and given them new everything (bowls, hay, etc), I have moved the new hens a few miles away to my grandparents' for observation (I dont wanna risk the air infection thing) and I am feeding my flock yogurt to maybe aid somehow. I am just so worried.
Is there anything else I can do, other then taking them to the vet (just walking in is like 40 dollars up here)?
Oh girl, I am with you, I will trade you the runny nose.. I have no clue what is wrong either, So I don't even know how to treat him... 1st I thought heat stroke, then Wry Neck, then Star Gazing, Merak's, Clog in his throat. No mite, no ticks, no fleas. Eyes are green with full size pupils that react to light ( they get bigger and smaller, adjusting to the light change) Legs are not spread apart (Merak's sign.right leg forward, left leg paralyzed) He shivers a little, He can't stand up, shakes his head side to side, will extend it all the way out, then pull it all the way back, almost looks like if he turns his head any further he will twist it all the way around. He peeps, He tries to eat, I give him his liquids. What else can I tell you, his poops are normal in color, today he had 3 solids and one runny poo.. I keep him in my closet at night (quite & Dark) I put him out in the living room in his little shoe box during the day. I have to keep him wrapped in a towel to keep him upright and tucked in the corner, if not he extends his legs and pushes himself on his side, legs together... hmm.. what else.. anyone have any ideas here? I am going to the Feed Store tomorrow, hopefully I can make it to them before they close at 5... sigh... I know I can't watch him be like this much longer, I don;t know if he is in pain or suffering.. or if he will recover from this. I have video if I can post it I will.. Sorry to take over your post! Good luck and God Speed with the health and recovery of your girls!! If i learned anything, I will hatch my own, have them vaccinated.. and will NEVER mix healthy with "NEW" I am in fear every day now someone else will show symptoms..
1 of each please!
Originally Posted by motherhen71185
Whew.... Coops cleaned and sprayed down and new bedding and de. Silkie has been dusted. Keeping fingers crossed this works. Do I have to repeat the dusting again?
I am trying not to clean mine to much, I think I just cleaned my coop and I am ready to clean it again! Thinking of going the sand route? With shaving in the nesting box.. not all the Straw
Well Hellooooo all new peeps!! Welcome to the chicken maddness.. bwwwaahahahahahahah