help help help chickens with runny noses.

Jay edington

Hatching
May 6, 2015
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I have a flock of mixed hens ranging from about 9 months old to about a year and an half old. I have had a production of about 25 Eggs per day. Although last week I found oNE hen coughing so I removed her to a pen by herself, then the next day I found another coughing. So I removed her as well. Now my egg population has fell off to about 10 eggs and I have multiple chickens coughing. How can I stop this, can i do anything to treat the whole flock at once ?
 

emmaie892000

Songster
6 Years
Jul 4, 2013
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Marion, NC
Sounds like a respiratory problem. A couple of mine had similar symptoms last year, sneezing and bubbles in the nose/eyes. We went to a vet and got medicine for it, I'll try to find the name. There are others on here who could recommend exact medicines to you, or you can search the site to find other cases like yours for more advice.
The good news is, most of these treatments are powders dissolved in water, which will treat your entire flock at once :)
 

Jay edington

Hatching
May 6, 2015
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man that is a sigh of relief. With this bird flu thing running around I was just freaked out. Thanks for the insight.
 

emmaie892000

Songster
6 Years
Jul 4, 2013
623
29
113
Marion, NC
From what I've seen, the avian flu seems to have more severe symptoms, even from the beginning. Keep an eye on them of course. I did a little bit of research trying to find which medicine we were recommended, and I found that Tetracycline is a commonly used antibiotic that kills lots of things that could be causing the problems. A lot of these medicines are available at feed stores as well.
 

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