I bought 6 laying hens tg I quarantined them!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cpprpnny19, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Cpprpnny19

    Cpprpnny19 Chirping

    Jul 14, 2011
    Brought home 6 golden comet 9 month old laying hens.
    After researching symptoms on here and asking at the chicken tent
    yesterday at the 4H fair, I found out they have CRD. [​IMG]
    (strange to see a chicken with frothy bubbles coming out the eyes, nose and beak!)
    Of course the seller will not e-mail me back. I am angry that I was sold
    sick birds and can take them back tomorrow since I know where I
    got them from. My biggest worry is they will transfer it to my other ladies.

    Any thoughts?


  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My thought is that if you take them back, the seller will sell them to some other unsuspecting person. I'd cull them. I'm very glad you quarantined them--that's what quarantine is for, to keep disease from entering your flock this way. Good for you! And shame on the seller for passing on sick birds to someone else.

    Did they not show symptoms when you got them? If so, what did the seller tell you about that?
  3. donna1811

    donna1811 In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2011
    Keep them quarantined, put them on a course of herban(easily avaliable on the interent) and if you can get your hands on it, definately a couple of doses of tylan soluble(usually need a prescription for it). Both are put in their drinkers. Best of luck.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just know if you do treat them and it is CRD, they will remain carriers.

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