bloody discharge from broiler chicken???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bmchicken, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. bmchicken

    bmchicken Hatching

    Mar 14, 2016
    Millbury, OH
    I had to cull one of our broilers this evening. It had a bloody discharge coming from its nostrils. it hard turned all the feathers brown around its neck. I couldn't risk the other birds well being so i had to cull it. does anybody know what i am dealing with? infectious bronchitis? Infectious coryza?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    The bloody discharge from the beak or nostrils sounds more like a virus called ILT or infectious laryngotracheitis. It was probably wise to cull the chicken, although that is never easy. If you saved or refrigerated the body, or you have another that shows symptoms, get a necropsy by your state vet. Sorry for your loss.

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