i found it easier to fold a piece of paper towel and just take out the crust with it. Works perfectly and after it the chicken has the cleanest nostrils ever (really lol). The problem is i'm afraid that my flock will die beacause of this disease-thingy Is there any solution?Saline or a drop of hydrogen peroxide on the clogged nostril can soften the secretions within a few minutes to make it easier to remove crusts or whatever is clogging.
The ones from before that the thread was orginally about are laying normally, i even saw them recently sitting on nests and then there was an egg. The new one lays too i think. I don't want to cull them, especially when the only symptoms are crust on nostrils and coughing (eventually a bit of foam on eyes) :/ it's getting colder recently and rains more.Some chickens can die from a chronic respiratory disease, but most do not. All chickens in the flock should be considered to be carriers, and no birds should be given away or sold. You may see an outbreak during a time of stress, such as during molting or very cold weather. Some deal with sick birds by culling them, while some chose to use antibiotics and temporary separation. It all depends on the disease, whether it is caused by a virus or bacteria. Foam in an eye and clogged nostrils could be mycoplasma (MG.) Diseases can be diagnosed with testing or a necropsy and cultures. Hens with respiratory diseases may never lay eggs normally or thrive, but many hens in the flock may never suffer symptoms. If I could not get antibiotics to treat a sick bird, I would probably separate, try to nurse the chicken, and cull if it seems to serious.