Originally Posted by dmoore1808
Two questions. If I don't plan to get anymore birds and let this flock die out. Will the land continue to always have the coryza bacteria in the soil? I only have one older hen with it now and am treating her and separated her from the flock. I plan to medicate all of the water. First tried the tetramycin now on the sufidamde. I have been spraying and cleaning her eyes and right sinus with the spray and gel available. Forgot the name. Also seems to help to actually wash her face and eyes with tear free calandula shampoo and minimizes the smell.
Also, can humans get anything from this kind of infection? I have been extra vigilant about sanitizing but the smell is so gross I wondered if could get anything from her. I know best to just cull but have managed to help some pretty sick animals pull through and I don't plan to introduce anymore chickens. Where did this infection come from? Got all these together two years ago.
Coryza only remains on equipment and in the area for several days after the infectious chicken is gone, fortunately. With routine cleaning, and disinfection of feeding equipment, the disease will not be around after that. It's always hard to know where these diseases come from, but they can be brought in on shoes, tires, clothes, hair, from neighbor's birds, wild birds, and other friends who have birds. Avoiding shows and poultry swaps is a good idea. I would buy healthy chicks from a reputable hatchery when I wanted to get new birds.