Coryza, whats the best treatment?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DebbieLynn, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just lost even after reading up on the stuff and I don't know if I got this right but the birds will be carriers and infect any other birds that are brought in? I'm hoping that this doesn't wipe out the whole flock. [​IMG] I've separated the sick birds and disinfected all feeders, coop , waterers etc. I always wear one pair of shoes for the feeding and they are removed at the back porch. I only have Sulmet in there waterer and am changing it daily (x3 days now).I have younger birds that have not been near the chicks that were freeranging together and they were on medicated food from the time I got them home. None of those birds show any signs of illness. Only my older birds seem to have this and I don't think gangrene can top this smell! Snotty noses, most clear but 2 of my roos have like a cheesy discharge from their nose and a wheeze when breathing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and BTW Merry Christmas everybody!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, they will be carriers if they recover. You're giving them the right stuff (Sulmet) for Coryza, however, I can't tell you much more than that. My own personal policy is not to ever treat anything like Coryza (I would cull), so I'm not the best person to advise you.
     
  3. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    I'm with her, If you do treat and cure them once your chickens that haven't been infected come in contact with the ones that have had it, they'll get it. I Hate your having to deal with this. I brought home a hen from an auction 3 days later she started showing signs of coryza. I treated her for a month with no improvement, then decided it was best to cull to keep from spreading it to my others.
     
  4. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid that would be what you guys would say and I basically just wanted to have someone tell me I was wrong! I had already come to that conclusion and really was looking for a way out. Do I need to cull everybody that came in contact with the guys who are sick? I have no idea how I would even begin to dispose of the carcasses. I appreciate any suggestions and thank you guys for your time. I love my birds and don't know how I'm gonna be able to do this but I also don't want anybody elses animals to be affected by mine. I don't really know but I got some chicks at a swap in Oct and none had any symptoms and kept them isolated for 4 weeks. The one roo that I purchased became sick after being turned loose and died within 3 days of being sick. Now I wonder if he got it from my chickens or if he had it and got sick again with it after being turned loose to free range. I don't feed medicated feed to my roos and hens and didn't feed to my babies until I got a bag of medicated at the feed store by mistake and didn't really pay attention til it was too late.
     
  5. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    I would just cull the ones who are showing symptoms and clean everything really well. Sounds like the chics may have been the carriers, its my understanding that it can pass from the hen to the egg so the flock they came from may of had it. Do you have those seperate now?? was the rooster that came down with it turned in with them?
     
  6. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think either of the chicks that I got that day would have had that cause they are both BYC members and are very reputable and I think I can safely say those birds were ok they are all doing fine and very beautiful birds. The roo seemed healthy and was not sick when I bought him so that's why I wondered if maybe my birds gave it to him, and if that's the case why didn't I ever see any of my chicks unhealthy or smell it? I still can't get over the smell! I turned him loose after quarantine to free range with my original flock and all seemed to be going well and just when he was integrating and everybody had established where he was on the pecking order he gets a runny nose and starts to wheeze. Three days later he dead in the coop!
     
  7. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Oh so you had bought him as well. It may of been the stress of getting used the the other chickens that brought it on, he may be a carrier and the stress may have caused and outbreak. I was taking it that the ones you bought as chicks were the only new ones and you had turned them in with the roo and then he got sick. I got ya now..LOL but yeah I think the culprit may have been the roo
     
  8. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just sick about this and what really scares me is he and the chicks I got rode home in the same cage together! I don't want to think about that! This is so awful and now all my babies I raised from day olds are sick or are gonna be sick!! If I cull what I have that are sick now and anybody else gets it I think I might just give up on the chickens for a while. My heart is aching and I was so careful or at least I thought I was. Well you never get too old to learn and just because you get older doesn't make the lessons any easier. Thank you for the help and now all I need are a few prayers to give me the courage to "get the job done" in as timely and humane manner possible.
     
  9. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am going through something as well, i have a sick roo , and the more i read the more lost i become on fiquring out what he has.. also have him isolated in the basement, but afraif it will spread of the rest of the fock
    i hope everything works out for you in the end
     
  10. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I culled.....sorry! [​IMG]
     

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