chicken with bronchitus like symtoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nickkellya123, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. nickkellya123

    nickkellya123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ihave an 18-month old hen with cold like symtoms.she has stopped laying and is very lethargic,she also is wheezing and has one eye closed most of the time and is drinking a lot,any ideas on what this could be and how to treat it.THANKS
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Definitely separate her immediately. It sounds like it could be infectious bronchitis, which is highly contagious. Keep her in a warm place, and you can give antibiotics to prevent secondary infections. The increased water intake is likely because bronchitis affects the kidneys. Make sure you care for her after you care for the other chickens.
    Hope she gets better!
     
  3. hiddenflock

    hiddenflock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I once had a Buff Orpington pullet who got bronchitis, at first we gave her tylan in her water, that was not working, at all, so we put apple
    cider vineger in the water and she healed quickly. Perhaps you could try that?
     
  4. nickkellya123

    nickkellya123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your help much appreciated
     

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