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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by keenkath, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. keenkath

    keenkath New Egg

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    I have 6 Rhode Island Reds that are 1.5 years old. They've all been laying since 17 weeks and I've gotten at least an egg a day from each hen since. Today I went out to do a deep clean of the coop and one hen is wheezing. I've been reading about respiratory illness and worms. How do I know what to treat?
     
  2. keenkath

    keenkath New Egg

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    Ok. If I treat with antibiotics, do I isolate the wheezing hen? Any ideas where to put her? Or do I add med to water for all to drink? Do I dispose of eggs for that week? Should I post this in another forum?
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi, welcome to BYC!

    You'll need to isolate her from the other birds so whatever she has, they don't get. Or so they won't bother her while she's ill.

    Put a post on the emergencies/diseases forum explaining all her symptoms, is she eating/pooping/walking around...everything you can think of that will give the experts over there a way of figuring out what's going on. Here's a link to take you there:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    I hope your girl will be well soon!
     
  5. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC !
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    ChickenJay203 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from your Northeast neighbor from CT!! [​IMG]
     

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