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help! new to chickens and they are sick!! need advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sconklin, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. sconklin

    sconklin Hatching

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    Hello,
    My husband and I just bought 6month old chickens five days ago! They were very happy and healthy (or so we thought) until yesterday. One of them started gurgling yesterday. Today, all of them are gurgling when they cluck. One has an eye that is closed and they seemed to be hunckered down in there run and not doing much. We just put some oxytetracline in there water. Hoping that will help but if anyone has any other advice or ideas please let me know!!
    Thank you
     
  2. Gatsbysmum

    Gatsbysmum Chirping

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    Could they have gotten into something poisonous? If so, try doing a flush?
     
  3. sconklin

    sconklin Hatching

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    They have been contained to the coop ad run since we got them so I doubt it could be something poisonous!
     
  4. Gatsbysmum

    Gatsbysmum Chirping

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    Well then I dunno. :( haven't kept chickens in awhile (just keeping ducks at the moment), so this is based off old knowledge.
     
  5. Pinkaboo

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    I'd contact the place they came from, see if they have any that are ill and they might know what it is?
     

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