HELP PLEASE!!!!! 3 Sick Chickens now :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wjallen05, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About a month ago, I got 2 "pullets" from someone. One of the pullets died suddenly about a week after getting them, and the other pullet which is actually a cockerel, always acted funny but starting looking sick last week so I moved him to a seperate pin. Today, one of my Barred Rock pullets and also my Cuckoo Maran rooster both have the same cloudy/runny eyes like the cockerel has. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    WHAT DO I DO??

    ETA: the *only* symptoms are runny/cloudy eyes. No discharge or swelling. The cockerel is making strange noises. I have another thread on that, but here is a video of him...

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v672/WJTH05/Chickens/?action=view&current=SickRoo.flv

    *I think it's either Infectious Bronchitis or NewCastle Disease?

    *ETA* I did just notice a tiny bit of clear disharge from the nostril and some caughing
     
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  2. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
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    I don't know what to tell you but here is a bump!
     
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww that poor boy!!! Sounds and looks like what i had going on with my babies, thought it was coccidosis but turns out it wasn't. I treated them with sulmet for 6 days even tho some didn't show signs of being sick i treated all that were exposed to the chick who did have symptoms.

    ETA: was his eye like that before he fell ill?
     
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  4. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, he was breathing funny and then his eye got like that. It doesn't look as bad now, but it is runny. So are the other 2 and DH just imformed me that my favorite hen now has the runny eye too.

    Should I treat with Albon or Antibiotics (what kind, how much, where to find?) or both? I have Albon on hand.
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of albon, I used sulmet you can usually find it at your feed mill or TSC. Dosage is 2 tablespoons per gallon for the first 2 days and if symptoms aren't getting better by then i would treat for an additional 4 days @ 1 tbsp per gallon.
     
  6. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually I have both Sulmet and Albon. I use it on my goats. I bought Sulmet first, and then after reading that Albon is much more effective, I purchased a gallon of that.
    I'm affraid what they have though is something bad and will need to be culled.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    is this the same chicken flock as this thread too?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=119312

    you can treat them, but they could still be carriers later. keep your new chicks away and do not handle them after being around the sick birds.

    i personally do not treat, i cull. weak birds do my flock no good. i want the strongest and healthiest.
     
  8. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Do they have a horrible smell coming from their heads? IF so it sounds like Infectious Coryza. Bubbly eyes, gurgling, discharge, crusty face, swelling, and a horrible stink are some Coryza symptoms.
     
  9. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, there's no smell at all. some of them do have dierreah. oh, and no swelling either.

    yes, same flock.
     
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  10. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having this same problem....except I really dont want to cull....I have not lost any but their eyes are swollen and bubbly....we also have goats and we have to treat them all the time so I dont know.....
     

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