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Coughing/sneezing - again!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cnj-tx50, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    North of Dallas, TX
    Everyone got over the wheezing/coughing/sneezing and now 3 weeks after they finished up the meds it's back!!! Could this five days of rain be the answer. No wheezing this time or not yet. This just started with 3 of them last evening and one more today.

  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    If you can I would take a couple to a vet and have blood drawn to see if it is some kind of contagious chronic respiratory disease (at least that way you would know what you are dealing with if you have not done this already). It could be all of the rain. I put shipping pallets in my coop when we have bad rains to keep the girls up and dry, that may help and you can usually grab them by dumpsters for free. I also put a lot of large pine nuggets in the coop to help with flooding.

    What are you giving them? Tylan 50 is best but I firmly believe when you medicate your flock you make them more susceptible to sickness so be careful medicating them.

    Remember chickens do not get colds, they get respiratory diseases that are almost always highly contagious and makes them carriers for the disease for life once recovered.

    Good luck

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