4week chick with cough/congestion

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ckjohnson04, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. ckjohnson04

    ckjohnson04 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2015
    I picked up our one baby today and she was coughing seemed to gurgle when I picked her up. Her energy seems fine and she's eating, drinking and moving. Any thoughts on how to treat her and if there is concern for the other babies with her.

    Right now we have put nutridrench in their water and used vet rx.

    Anything else?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It might be a respiratory disease such as MG or infectious bronchitis, and those are contagious. The others may be already exposed. Antibiotics such as Tylan and Oxytetracycline, and other antibiotics from feed stores are used to treat symptoms, although bronchitis is a virus that has to run it's course. These diseases make carriers of the whole flock. Testing can sometimes confirm which disease.

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