chicken disease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by treehouse, May 13, 2009.

  1. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping that someone can help me with this.
    I have lost 4 chickens in the last month.
    The last two have a puss like brownish puddle under their beak when I picked them up. One of the them that passed last did seem to be a bit stand offish and didnt eat for a whole day before this.
    the first two that passed just seemed to lay in the run for a day or two before this and then they both passed at the same time. Its strange because it has been two at a time and all hens or pullets I should say they are just 16 weeks now.
    Symptoms are lethargy not eating and this last one seemd to have a discharge ?

    when i had noticed a bloody stool in some of the birds I began to use Sulmet in their drinking water afraid it was Cocci.
     
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  2. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. allmypeeps

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  4. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you "all my peeps"
    I am really frustrated!
    I can not find a vet to call me back that handles chickens and I feel pretty down right now.
    I am wondering if I too have to consider somthing drastic with my flock.
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the med you linked to is an excellent med..

    please say..what are you feeding?
    what bedding are you using?
    are they a mixed group? been exposed to other chickens?
    have you checked the vents and crops?
    could they be eating the bedding?
    are they in a brooder?
    where are they kept?


    bloody stool does indicate cocci..
    the Sulmet must be used exactly as directed..
    what kind of Sulmet did you use? is it 12.5% liquid?
    describe the droppings now..color and consistency.

    it isn't unusual for cocci and respiratory illness to go together.

    you posted:
    "Symptoms are lethargy not eating and this last one seemed to have a discharge"..
    discharge from where?
    are they wheezing?

    please answer above questions..
     
  6. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please say..what are you feeding?-CHICK STARTER PURINA
    what bedding are you using? MIXTURE OF PINE AND HAY CLEANED 2 TIMES A WEEK
    are they a mixed group? been exposed to other chickens? NO JUST CHICKS FROM 3 DIFFERENT SHIPMENTS
    have you checked the vents and crops? YES NOTHING UNUSUAL
    could they be eating the bedding?
    are they in a brooder? NO IN A RUN AND HOUSING
    where are they kept? IN THE YARD


    bloody stool does indicate cocci..
    the Sulmet must be used exactly as directed.. I HAVE ADDED 2 TSP PER 2 GALLONS IN WATER DAILY
    what kind of Sulmet did you use? is it 12.5% liquid? YES
    describe the droppings now..color and consistency.
    THESE CHICKENS HAD NO UNUSUAL DROPPINGS
    it isn't unusual for cocci and respiratory illness to go together.

    you posted:
    "Symptoms are lethargy not eating and this last one seemed to have a discharge"..
    discharge from where? THE CHICKEN WAS DEAD AND I PICKED IT UP AND THERE WAS A DARK PUSSY PUDDLE ON THE GROUND ABOUT THE SIZE OF TWO QUATERS SIDE BY SIDE
    are they wheezing?
    NO NONE AT ALL

    please answer above questions.. I HOPE THIS HELPS
    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH

    THE BLOODY STOOL WAS FROM THE OLDER BIRDS THAT ARE OVER 23 WEEKS NOW. THEY ARE ALL IN SAME RUN BUT HOW I KNOW IT WAS THEM IS BECAUSE IT WAS IN THEIR HOUSE ONLY NONE ON THE GROUND IN THE RUN- I HAVE 3 DIFFERENT HOUSES IN A RUN THAT IS ABOUT 20 X 20
    MY ORIGINAL FLOCK (23 WEEKS OLD) ARE 12 IN ONE HOUSE BANTAMS- FRIZZLE, DUCCLE, COCHIN, SEBRIGHTS
    SECOND AND THIRD SHIPPMENTS ARE ALL WITH IN 2 WEEKS OF EACH OTHER AGE WISE.
    THEY ARE APPROX 15 - 16 WEEKS OLD AND IN A LARGER HOUSE.
    THERE ARE 28 OF THEM

    THEY ARE A MIXTURE OF BANTAMS AND SULTANS, CUCKOO MARAN, DUCCLES, POLISH, SILKIES, SEBRIGHTS, PHOENIX, LAKENFELDER, HAMBURG AND COCHINS

    THE FIRST TWO TO DIE WERE THE SEBRIGHT AND THE BANTUM SULTAN
    THE SECOND TWO WERE THE BLUE COCHIN AND THE SPANGLED COCHIN THEY WERE CURLED UP TOGETHER WHEN I FOUND THE ONE DEAD AND SHE WAS BARELY DOING ANYTHING
     
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  7. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
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    iff they were from 3 different shipments..then they have been exposed to either cocci or respiratory.
    all flocks have their own "germs" that they have some immunity to..
    but when exposed to others..don't have immunity to their "germs".
    (or strains)
    understand?

    ok..I'm a little confused..are you asking what was wrong with the dead chicks
    or are the ones you have left, sick?
    if so..
    what exactly are the symptoms?
    are they eating? drinking? what is their behavior?


    the dead chick..with puddle..could have had some food caught in crop and came up when it died.
    please do read the Sulmet directions, and make sure it is used exactly as stated.
     
  8. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes using medication as directed.
    I am asking what happened to my 4 dead chickens so that I do not have more dead chickens
    Chicks were day old when I recieved them all at differnt times
     
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  9. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    being in Dallas there is ssurely a vet there
    the thing to have done was to taken the dead chickens to a vet clinic to be looked at and opened to see what they had

    bantams are very delicate and so lotof times you will not see they are dead till it is too late

    they need some probiotic wet mash to build their immune system up

    1 qt od dry crumbles
    2 qts of milk any kind
    1/2 cup of yoguart
    mix good and feed them 2-3 tsp per chicken
    what they will eat in 20-30 minutes
    then clean up the wet feeders
    restore dry crumbles

    do this 3-5 times a week and they will probably be okay
    use 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in gallon of water

    if you have given sulmet for 5 days stop that and feed the wet mash probiotic to restore the gut flora as sulmet really is hard on chickens
    especially bantams
    email me for more help
     
  10. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am over an hour from dallas and yes I still have the chickens and planned on taking them to the cooperative extension or somewhere similar. all the vets out here are horse and the one that does look at chickens was closed yesterday
    i will try your recipe and let you know what the outcome is
    Thank youvery much:)
     

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