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Chicks caught a cold? Or is it worse?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redhillfarm, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. redhillfarm

    redhillfarm Hatching

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    Had some chicks get sick about 2 weeks ago out of the blue when I do so much to keep them healthy. But we did have oer a week of straight cold wet rain and flooding right before they got sick so could it be just a cold? Now 9 of them sound all better and 5 still sound a little iffy. They have a light rattle in their chests.
    Symptoms at their worse were: Chest rattle, sneezing, and a tiny bit of clear nasal discharge. Never lost apetite and held a healthy appearence.

    So was it just a cold from the rainy weather and now they are getting better and will be just fine?
    These chicks were 2 weeks old when they got sick so I'm sure that gave them a low immune system for them to get sick but none of the adults.
     
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  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Songster

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    Try the medicine called Vet Rx if it doesn't clear up. Good luck!
     
  3. redhillfarm

    redhillfarm Hatching

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    Can someone please tell me if this is going to be one of those things they carry all their life? I read all the info on this site and they were not as severe as this stuff. They didnt match up to anything.

    http://www.welphatchery.com/poultry_health
     
  4. PoultryGirly

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    It sounds like a respiratory infection. If it is treated, it probably won't be a carrier disease. Good luck!
     

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