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Bardrock chick has a cold or more serious? [Video]

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gloves, May 28, 2016.

  1. Gloves

    Gloves New Egg

    May 28, 2016
    I noticed this morning that one of our 2 bardrock chicks keeps opening her mough and sneezes.


    Video: http://glovesandclover.com/temp/Sick-Bardrock-Chick.MOV (163 mb, give it a sec to load.)

    Any ideas as to what this could be or more importantly what I can do to help her?

    Sincerely, Concered Backyard Chicken Dad.

    P.S. Long time fan of backyardchicks website.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Have you added new chickens recently? It looks like she is gasping, which could be from a virus infectious bronchitis, or mycoplasma (MG.) you may want to watch it and see if others develop symptoms. If she gets really bad you could seek vet care, or if not possible, you can go to your local feed store and see if they have antibiotics such as oxytetracycline or Tylan. I would hold off using antibiotics unless she gets really sick because a virus such as IB won't respond to antibiotics. Unnecessary antibiotic use can lead to resistant microbes later on. Also be on the lookout for any mold in your coop because aspergillosis from mold can cause respiratory problems. Make sure they have good air circulation.
  3. Gloves

    Gloves New Egg

    May 28, 2016
    Thank you so much! Aspergillosis is so scary!!!
    We will be watching her very closely.
    Thanks again for your kind help!!!

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