chickens seem like they have a cough

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pinkado, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    it all started with one chicken, she went broody, so i grabbed her stuck her in a broody box with some eggs, 2 weeks later, i notice, shes wheezing, like an old man who smokes to much, so i pulled her off the eggs, as her health is more imprtant to me than the phesant eggs she was sitting on, at that moment she pooped, pure water, then, i let her go outside to get some greens, figuring it would help, which, it did, she was almost instantly better, but now, a week later, shes fine, but my rooster and black rock are now sounding like they smoke far to much, what is this?, its very odd, and im hoping they will be ok, at this stage, i am worryed about the rest ,is there a treatment?
     
  2. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    bump, is there no body who knows what this is?, fyi, my little black chicken died
     
  3. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. It sounds like it is a respitory issue. Google respitory illnesses in chickens and see if any seem like what you are facing. There is tons of information out there and antibiotics available. However, if it is a respitory thing, they are usually carriers for life and it is recommended that you keep a closed flock as to not spread it. I wish you luck!
     
  4. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    im terrified it will pass to my hawks, i will do research, see what i can find out, thanks
     
  5. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should get some Tylan or put Duramycin in their water immediately. Any time you've got something respiratory going on you make that the first plan of attack!
     
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    some of mine came down with something similar 2 weeks back I put all my chicken on terra-vet and it cleared up.
     
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  7. sgt. cluck

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    Is there a problem with using the eggs of chickens on Tylan or Duramycin? I am new to this and have a hen who is wheezing and I am looking for some help. I did look up a vet in my area and will go there if needed.
     
  8. sgt. cluck

    sgt. cluck New Egg

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    What is terra vet? and what is it for?
     
  9. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    sgt. cluck :

    Is there a problem with using the eggs of chickens on Tylan or Duramycin? I am new to this and have a hen who is wheezing and I am looking for some help. I did look up a vet in my area and will go there if needed.

    Most say you should not eat the eggs for two weeks after treatment.​
     
  10. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    sgt. cluck :

    What is terra vet? and what is it for?

    respiratory infections, you mix it in their water with in 24 hr I saw a big difference it costs about $7 at the feed store.​
     

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