chicken has a runny nose ? help i dont understand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickchicks, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello
    i have noticed that one or two of my chickens have a runny nose a clear discharge and the odd sneeze but nothing else
    there is no swelling, no eye problems, no noise in the chest ,
    they are eating and drinking fine and running around the garden with no difference.

    one that started first is nearly 11 weeks and has had it for about a week .
    the other one is a new chicken of about 18 weeks old started 2 days ago


    i put in ACV into the drinks and given them chicken spice and a few suppliments that say they have extea vitamins in , thinking that this was something to help but now im thinking i need something else but i have no idea what or where to look

    im hoping someone can explain to me what I need to get and what to look out for .

    i am worried as i dont fully understand the "chicken"" cold/desise that they can get

    many thanks
     
  2. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone [​IMG]
     
  3. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chronic repritory diseases often have symptoms that come and go and they often flare up when birds are stressed, bring a new bird in can be a source of infection and just the stress of such a change to the pecking order in a flock can trigger an outbreak of symptoms.

    Just keep reading on CRD, it can be a tough thing to treat and difficult to keep a flock free from it.
     
  4. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is only one known cure for CRD and this is found in the medicine Baytril.

    You will need to get a prescription for it from your vet. Very expensive, but the ONLY thing that works on CRD.
     
  5. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you

    an a dog vet give itto you as ther are no chicken vets around here
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, just tell the regular vet that you need Baytril for a respitory infection in one of your chickens. Promise to use it on nothing else and your vet should sell you some or give you a prescription. Don't take the chicken with you.
     
  7. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much i will speak to the vet soon,

    and i wont take it with me if i did they charge £60.00plus as a consultation fee alone!
    thats casue tey are theonly ones in the area that will"look" at a chicken even though they have no experience!!!!
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm just not familiar with the most common diseases in the UK. If it's bacterial, the right antibiotic will help. If it's viral, there isn't a medicine for that. All you can do is give good supportive care and hope they get over it on their own or cull, depending on how you personally choose to manage your flock.
     
  9. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:CRD is a caused by a mycoplasma.

    From wiki: Mycoplasma refers to a genus of bacteria that lack a cell wall.[1] Without a cell wall, they are unaffected by many common antibiotics such as penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics that target cell wall synthesis.

    The only thing that works is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic sold by the Bayer Corporation under the trade name Baytril.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  10. sabrig15

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    Hi, I want to thank everyone for the wealth of information shared every day. I usually sit on the side lines reading. But I wanted to share that I also used baytril in the past with great success for CRD. I get it in the internet with out a prescription. Try this link http://www.allbirdproducts.com/newproductpages/baytril.html. I hope they get well soon. I have chickens and peacocks and I suffer just like they do when they get sick... they are all my kids...[​IMG]
     

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