HELP! I need answers!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lauranickerson, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Sebrights starting sneezing with runny noses about a month ago. Plus they were gurgling a little. I thought it could have just been the quick temperature change here, but now the worst one even has some eye excretions.

    Now there are a lot of my large fowl that are sneezing with runny noses!

    Heeding the only advice I've gotten on here so far, I put minerals, electrolytes, vitamins, and ACV in their water every day for about a week now. I haven't noticed any differences.

    The original Sebright that is doing all the gargling and has the eye secretions didn't look all that good this morning. I threw the food int he run for them to scratch through, and he kind of moved in slow motion, while others pecked at him and his wings were drooping. I picked him up and he bit my glove, then if I moved my hand a tiny bit, he would try to catch his balance with his wings.

    What should I do now??

    Antibiotics? Corid? Worming (again for some)?

    I'm just so lost and I don't think this is just a cold like I was hoping. I've invested so much into this flock and I would be very sad to lose them.

    PLEASE HELP!!!
     
  2. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PS: There are no chicken vets around that I'm aware of...and if there is, I'm sure I can't afford them. :(
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The sickest one needs to be in a warm house and tube fed if he isn't eating.

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    And it's probably time to get antibiotic.

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  5. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was eating just fine, just slower than the rest.

    Would a picture possibly help?

    And all I have around here is Tractor Supply. Any idea what kind I should ask them for?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Weigh the sick one and one around his size, if he weighs less that the other he is not eating enough. I use kitchen scale.
     
  7. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going to town soon. Which antibiotics should I get?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I don't use the stuff they sell at feedstores, so I'm not the best person to ask.

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  9. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think what they have will still be better than nothing as long as I administer it correctly?
     
  10. choox

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    they should have Baytril or similar at the feed store, but i havent used it myself. sounds like they need antibiotics now for sure.

    luckily i havent had serious respiratory infections amongst my chooks but at any slight sign i give them oregano oil in their feed, or even dried flakes of oregano.
    is supposed to be a natural antibiotic and as far as i can tell it helps...but if the symptoms are getting severe they probably need something stronger.

    good luck!
     

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