Help please, 1 dead chicken and others getting sick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1crazycock, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. 1crazycock

    1crazycock Hatching

    Jul 19, 2010
    I noticed my little silkie was sneezing yesterday, and a couple of others have had loose poo. Today when I woke up the little silkie was pretty much dead, with fluid coming out of its mouth. Now, I noticed that a couple others are slow moving and kind of gasping and all fluffed up. Please someone help me diagnose to help my flock (medicines, etc.) I really need to find a cure quick. Thanks
  2. 1crazycock

    1crazycock Hatching

    Jul 19, 2010
    I know someone out there is bound to have an idea or suggestion for me. The wife is picking up some duramyacin, hopefully it helps, other than that I have no ideas. I've read alot of different posts and some were close to my problem and thats how I came up with duramyacin. If anyone else has had a similar problem and found something that worked, id love to hear your solution.
  3. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Keep the sick ones away from the healthy ones. Put the sick ones in a separate cage and maybe bring them inside to monitor them... The best thing you could to is keep them away from the healthy ones so that it doesnt spread. Make sure that they are eating and drinking. Keep them in until they are better. If you want to, maybe take them to an avian vet.
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Have they been exposed to any other birds-either by someone visiting you or vice versa?
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I've never had chicks sick like that, but I did have a young hen get sick and I also gave her duramayacin in hter drinking water. I also put vitamins/electrolites in her drinking water too. And I ran a vaporizer with vicks on her. I really thought she would die because she was all puffed up and sneezing, but she came through with flying colors! (I kept her indoors--in my basement storage room when she was sick.)

    Good luck to you!
  6. mitchell3006

    mitchell3006 In the Brooder

    Sep 18, 2009
    Tylan is the heavy hitter for respiratory problems but almost always has to come from vet or vet/poultry supply catalog. It will help with chronic respiratory disease and mycoplasma gallisepticum that duramycin or auremycin won't seem to touch. We had a nasty little bug come around last year and got the info on Tylan from Mississippi State. Some people used the injectable with good results. I used the water soluble. It was the answer but a little expensive. The heat and humidity really aggravate respiratory problems in MS. Hope this helps.


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