Any ideas for my sick Lacy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hdreserve, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. hdreserve

    hdreserve Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok.... Any ideas? Lacy my Amaurecana started sounding sick about 4 days ago. We separated her right away & are putting Oxytetracycline in her water, but she still sounds the same. Rattled congested breathing & sneezing. Eyes look normal. She is eating, drinking & popping normally & active & has even laid 2 eggs. None of the other hens are showing any symptoms....

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Your picture did not show up. Several of the respiratory diseases in chickens are caused by viruses, such as infectious bronchitis. Sneezing and a runny nose are signs. They will not be cured by an antibiotic, although it may help to prevent a secondary infection. Viruses will run their course usually over several weeks. If more symptoms show up, it could be another disease. With most diseases it helps to keep them warmer, encourage drinking fluids, and use a little probiotic plain yogurt.
     
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    Thank you!!! I will continue not monitor her closely for any changes!
     
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