Disease passing on?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickens :), Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Chickens :)

    Chickens :) Songster

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    Hi there. Recently I have noticed my hens are all sneezing a bit. I am going to give them some medicine to help with that. The problem is, I am collecting eggs from one of the hens. My question is will a respiratory illness pass onto the eggs I am hatching. I won’t be giving my chickens any medicine until I have finished collecting eggs (in around 5 days) as to make sure the chicks aren’t affected.

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

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    What medicine and what is the diagnosis?

    There are few diseases that pass vertically from hen through egg but without knowing what the malady is, there is no way to know.
     
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    Chickens :) Songster

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    They are just sneezing a bit so only a mild respiratory disease. I have been talking to other breeders around the area who are also having the same problem. They believe it is because we have had many bush fires, dust storms and really high winds accompanied by sudden temperature changes. The medicine is oxymav b.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    Oxymav b is a broad spectrum antibiotic. If the problem isn't a known bacterial infection, it is inappropriate to treat with antibiotics.
    The problem could be as you say, environmental - the dust/smoke etc. It could also be viral, fungal, etc. None of which will an antibiotic help.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Well if you have respiratory disease the Chicks once hatched will be carriers. Might only show symptoms under stressful situations. Won't pass through the eggs but the Chicks once hatched will become immune to it and be carriers..
     
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  6. ChickenCanoe

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    The only diseases that pass vertically from hen to chick through hatching eggs are colibacillosis, epidemic tremor, egg drop syndrome, infectious anemia, infectious stunting syndrome, infectious synovitis, lymphoid sarcoma, pseudomonas, rotaviral enteritis, runting syndrome, salmonellosis and viral arthritis
     
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    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    You forgot this:
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  8. Chickens :)

    Chickens :) Songster

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    Thanks for all the help. I will be hatching these eggs. I won’t be giving any of the oxymav b to them either as one of the poultry breeders down the road has the same issue caused by the weather
     
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