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Cold symptoms...what can I do to keep the rest of my flock from getting it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickengirl1304, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Songster

    May 5, 2012
    Wheezing, runny nose, eye bubble. What do I do? Cull the sick ones? Vaccinate the rest? I have a lot I money in my flocks!! How can I prevent them from getting it? The sick ones are quarantined
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    How long have you had the sick ones? It may already be in the flock. Be careful to wash hands and change clothes and shoes when going between sick and non-sick chickens. Sanitize waterers and feeders. It may be mycoplasma or infectious bronchitis. You can cull or treat with antibiotics for secondary infections, but they may reamin carriers, depending on what it is. I would get one tested, or cull one and have it necropsied by the state vet. Here is a link for diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

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