Chicken coughing after rain storm

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by doublebow, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. doublebow

    doublebow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has basically been raining for three days straight and now one of my pullets has what sounds like a cough, or maybe she is just hoarse and congested. I don't know much about what to watch for and when to intervene. I have had chickens for several years but never had one get sick.
     
  2. doublebow

    doublebow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me how to treat my congested chicken? She is still "coughing" but otherwise seems well.
     
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any symptoms such as closed or half closed eyes or nasal discharge? If the answer is yes then she probably has a respiratory infection. Some BYCers don't treat but I treat with water soluble Tylan. If you can't find it at your feedstore you can order it at firststatevetsupply.com

    The dosage would be 1/2 teaspoon powder per 1/2gallon water. Make new solution everyday for 7 days. Make sure this is the only water the chickens have to drink so they have to drink the medicated water.

    Tylan is a funny powder. You have to add the water to the Tylan. I put the Tylan in a DRY jug and then add the water and cap and shake well.
     
  4. doublebow

    doublebow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has no other symptoms other than periodically making an odd little honk/cough sound and when she does that you can hear congestion rattling. But when I am holding her or she is running around, I can't hear the rattly sound.
     

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