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HELP!!! Sick chick... I've really messed up this time (Long)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mudderhen, May 1, 2008.

  1. mudderhen

    mudderhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They say patience is a virtue. I'm really taking that to heart right now. I'm a first time mother to 18-almost nine week old feather babies, but I couldn't wait.... I wanted eggs, NOW!

    So I went to a sale last Saturday and bought 4 big gilrs, already laying. I didn't know that they should be quarentined(sorry about the spelling) so I put them in with my babies. After hearing one of the newby's sneezing, I realized she had a stuffy nose with dry crusted "boogers". I was cleaning that off when I smelled that odor of decaying flesh. I came inside and started looking on the web. That was when I figured that she probably had contagious coryza.

    I've done a lot or research on it lately and have gotten her somewhat away from the others. I have medicated her with the Tylan 50 for three days, and she seems to be getting better. Nasal discharge is looking better and not as much sneezing and coughing.

    While I was out with my babies this morning, I heard someone sneezing. I was hoping against hope that it was just pollen or dust, but when I found which one it was, it is one of by little RIR. She is breathing with her mouth open, sneezing, having labored breathing and wheezing with a few crackles. I immediately brought her in and gave her a dose of Tylan. She just pooped on me and it was just a small bit and liquid.
    Do you in your opinion think i've caught this in time, and should I put Terramycin or some other antibiotic in their water for the rest of them? I'm afraid by now, they have all been exposed.... Any suggestions?????
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    They have all been exposed and as it is so very contagious I would chance a guess and suggest you treat them all a full course.
    You have separated those adults now from the chicks?
    (Be sure to give a live culture yogurt after the course of antibiotics daily free choice for at least five weeks)
     
  3. mudderhen

    mudderhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've brought Reba the 9 week old in the house and medicated her with the Tylan. I also gave her some water in a syringe. She isn't any better, but at least she isn't any worse. "Big Mama" is away from the others, but i wonder if it is a moot point since they were all together for two days before stupid me realized there may even be a problem. Do you think I should put something like Terramycin in their water as a probiotic for the rest since they have all been exposed?
     
  4. mudderhen

    mudderhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I understand you correctly, I need to give them all the three day dose of Tylan. If that is the case, I will do that when it gets dark and I can keep up with everybody easier. If I do that, Do you think I still need to quarinteen the sick ones, or since everybody is medicated, it won't matter?
     
  5. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would quarantine, who know what else they may have. It probably is too late to prevent disease spread, but I'd still do it.
     

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