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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cruml, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. cruml

    cruml Just Hatched

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    I am new here and new to the chicken world. I have a mix of chickens. Black sex links, leghorns, Rhide Island Reds,Gold Nuggets, just name a few. Now I have a sick flock. Noticed one and within a couple of days most of my flock is sick and what is not sick has been exposed. Also have a few new ones that I have in a new coop that I think may have been exposed possibly by chickens or me walking in and out to feed and water. Symptoms are some of them have nasal drainage, most of them are raspy, coughing, shaking head and sneezing. Saw one of my roosters doing the silent crow as the say I saw on a video of one with gape worm. So I currently locked the old flocked all together in one coop with corid, Duramycin and safeguard wormer all mixed in together in there water and the newer ones in the other coop with the same mixture in there water. Really confused on what this could be and if I am going to loose them all. Also my husband and son have quail i. Separate building that the chickens did free range around will this spread to them? Thanks
     
  2. cruml

    cruml Just Hatched

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    Hello
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Do they have facial lesions? If so, they have Infectious Coryza.

    If not, they could have a disease called Aspergillosis, which they can get from an unsanitary coop. How often do you clean your coop?

    For the best results, try posting in the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section.

    Hope your chickens get well soon!
     
  4. cruml

    cruml Just Hatched

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    No I have not noticed any lesions on their face. We have cleaned every other month. Will they die from this and is it contagious to quail and must be highly contagious to the other chickens? Should I not keep them confined in the chicken coop they are in
     
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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  6. cruml

    cruml Just Hatched

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    I just did thank you! I am new to chickens they are only 7 months old. I want to expand my flock, but I am scared now. I have a silver laced wynadotte male and female in the bunch and was hoping to hatch and sell babies but don't know if they will survive now! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I wouldn't mix medications together, they may cancel each other out, or cause some bad reaction. Please do post in detail on the emergency thread, unless you can take one of the sickest ones to the vet for diagnosis and proper medication.
     
  8. cruml

    cruml Just Hatched

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    Well I just didn't self medicate. I researched the symptoms and when I did a lot of threads from this site came up giving me the medications I used with the dosages. I thought this was ask and learning site? Without going in detail how is anyone exactly going to know my full problem and be truly honest to help me with my problem? With what I have done in just 24 hrs things have improved dramatically. They are still coughing some but my whole coop does not sound like a wheezing house.
     

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