coughing , sneezing & wheezing chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HeatherJoe, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. HeatherJoe

    HeatherJoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I have some chickens that are a bit older that i got from someone. 2 of the females i got about 2 weeks ago are now sneezing , coughing & wheezing. What could possibly be wrong with them & what do i do?? Do I have to seperate them from the rest of the flock so the other ones don't get whatever it is????
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I hope you didn't mix them in with a flock you already had when you got them. If you did, separating now won't make much if any difference now. You should always quarantine new birds.

    There is no way to know for sure what they ave without a lab test. These respiratory diseases in chickens are chronic anc incurable. Some can be passed to the next generation through the egg. Here are some links:

    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/respiratory-illness-in-chickens.html

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps034

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    X2. If they are already in with your flock then they've all been exposed already. I'd pull them out anyway but it's a lot like closing the barn door after the horse has run off.
     
  4. HeatherJoe

    HeatherJoe Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you.
     
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  5. HeatherJoe

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    i have had them seperate from my original flock as i knew to keep them seperate to see if anything was wrong with them.....they are now seperated from the flock they came with & i will keep an eye on the ones they were with..... i will check out these links & figure out what to do... thank you.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes even if you follow all the rules, it goes bad. It's often not easy to see that a chicken is sick.

    Sorry you are going through this.
     
  7. HeatherJoe

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    Thank you Judy..... This just stinks........... they are such beautiful birds & i hate to know they are sick & even with me trying to make them better there is a possibility they wont get better & it just breaks my heart
     

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