Hey, new here, have a question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by robandjenn, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. robandjenn

    robandjenn New Egg

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    I'll need to post an intro in another forum, I'm sure, but I have a serious question that needs attention asap. We are new to raising chickens. One of our chickens had a runny nose a few weeks ago. It died about 2 weeks later. Now, we have some more with runny noses. We need to know what to do. TIA!!!
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Antibiotics for one thing, and fast! Tylan or Terramycin powder in water. What conditions are the birds kept in and where did you aquire your birds? Those are things that would help us to help you [​IMG] Welcome to BYC
     
  3. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Terramycin should be enough for most respritory problems. I'm afraid of using tylan (personally) due to the need of injecting it. I can inject a diabetic, but not a chicken- what gives?

    Good luck, welcome to BYC!
     
  4. robandjenn

    robandjenn New Egg

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    Quote:We aquired the birds from Meyer Hatchery, and they were fine. Then, we went to a nearby seller, and bought some more. One of those hens became sick first. And, now some of the ones from Meyer Hatchery have become sick.

    The birds are kept in a fenced in area. The area is in good condition.

    We looked up the 2 meds, but our hens are for egg laying, and those meds say to not give to egg laying hens.
     
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    You just can't eat the eggs for two weeks or so after treatment is done.
     
  6. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I would try Tylan 50 injected or Sulmet in the water. Sulmet treats Coryza, Tylan treats different respiratory illnesses. If you have any more birds die definitely get them a necropsy ASAP! I have been through several months of runny noses, tumors, and deaths and the necropsy solved everything for us.

    You don't by any chance live in the Kentucky area do you?
     
  7. robandjenn

    robandjenn New Egg

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    Yes, actually we live in southeastern Kentucky. Is that important concerning the illness??
     
  8. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Where did you buy your birds from? I live in Lex and I got some birds from a guy in the Richmond/Berea area that ended up being infected with infectious coryza and avian leukosis. He lies and says they are healthy, but they weren't. My entire flock was infected as a result. I had a necropsy done on one bird to find out the exact illnesses. This guy goes to chicken shows in eastern KY (maybe other places too?) and spreads his diseases. Mine had similar symptoms to what you describe, so I thought I'd ask where you're located just to be sure you didn't buy from him! You can take one of your sick or dead birds to the diagnostic lab in lexington (part of UK) to get a necropsy done for $10.
     
  9. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Just to ad, I found out he also goes to the London stock yards if you got your birds from there. He's an obese guy named David...
     
  10. robandjenn

    robandjenn New Egg

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    We bought ours from Flea World in London. But, the guy wasn't obese.

    We bought the Tylan 50. Where do we inject it?
     

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