Help sick chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by talosjupiter, May 2, 2016.

  1. talosjupiter

    talosjupiter New Egg

    Aug 6, 2015
    I have 2 roos' that have become lethargic tey keeps there's eyes shut all the time and sleep alot and eatvery little if I try to open the eyes it poors a milky white substance. It also appears they both have booked nostrils that if cleared seep the same substance and now both the combs have started turning black at the tips
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Can you take one to a vet to have tested.
    Can you post photos of the combs, legs and whole body?
    Sounds like a respiratory illness. Does the discharge smell?
    How old are they?
    There are several respiratory illnesses with symptoms similar to what you describe. Depending on which illness it is you can give supportive care with antibiotics, but most illnesses will make the birds carriers for life, meaning the illness can be passed along to any new birds that you introduce to your property/flock.

    Here is a list of the most common illnesses:

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