Cull due to Choryza??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MakNat, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O.K... I've had all the same birds here for about 9 months. Everyone has done great through the winter. Now all of a sudden my little darling bantam pair has gotten sick, she has allot more symptoms then him. They have been inside now for about 3 weeks. Treatment, treatment, treatment... Nothing. He looks pretty good, she is all swollen up and they both STINK! The wise thing to do is cull right?? I'm having trouble with this. I start to cry everytime I think of it. It breaks my heart. I need some support here..
     
  2. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
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    Maknat if you could edit and write All symptoms, meds, any other things you think might be important I think someone who knows how to help will answer soon.
     
  3. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think the rooster will make the rest of my flock sick if I turn him back out. He looks and seems healthy now. Poor Queenie (the hen) is just getting worse. I don't know what I should do. Of course these two are my favorite birds. They are so tame and cute. It makes me sick.
     
  4. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does ANYONE have any advice for me on this??
     
  5. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    1st separate these ill birds from your flock. Give them fresh water, feed, keep them as calm as possible.
    Next, contact your local extension service and find out how to get in touch with your states diagnostics lab, have blood drawn and diagnosed.
    It will not be all that expensive and often someone will come to your home. Please please avoid an antibiotic if you can. Get the diagnosis prior to treatment and prior to us diagnosing for you, get the facts before treatment or culling! Reason being is that it could be something else that you may want to vaccinate the rest for, or not, illness' can come from wild life, it needs to be treated correctly. Please keep us posted and if you need some help finding assistance, let me know through a pm or email.
    Good luck!
     
  6. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    PS- if you have a bird that dies or you need to cull, this is the time that you certainly need to necropsy it at your states diagnostic lab. Try not to panic, like me.... take one step at a time. Do you have a horrible odor from the beak? Not just chicken poo smell, but something like rotting chicken?
     

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